Develop the Capacity to Construct New Tools
Software development is so much more than building the newest and hottest app for smartphones. When you earn a Master of Science in Software Engineering with a Specialization in Software Development from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, you will receive the tools necessary to bring your computer science expertise to the next level. Through both theoretical and practical exercises, this degree has you mastering crucial software fundamentals, including construction, architecture, processes and life cycles.
Focus Your Creative Energies
Your specialization centers upon four key concepts: engineering tools, design patterns,
aspect-oriented development and metrics. You’ll also have the chance to engage in
either a capstone project or thesis as the finishing touch on your degree. Both can
serve as the necessary stepping stone to the next phase of your career – whether you
pursue additional graduate studies or look for employment in promising industry.
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Explore what the future holds for you by attending University of Houston-Clear Lake's
College of Science and Engineering. Find out now what it takes to be admitted.
- Software Engineering M.S.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- 3.0 GPA
- GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
- Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or closely related field
Get ready to calculate the course load for your education at University of Houston-Clear Lake! Learn more about the courses required to succeed here in the College of Science and Engineering.
Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - January 4
Final* and Session Start - January 16
New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)
New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 13
Final* and Session Start - August 27
*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 1
*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester
Accreditations and Distinctions
UHCL is one of only 10 U.S. universities with computing programs accredited under three different curriculum guidelines of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. The College of Science and Engineering’s undergraduate degree plan in computer engineering is accredited by the ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission, while its Computer Accreditation Commission has accredited our undergraduate degree plans in computer science and computer information systems. The organization’s Applied Science Commission has accredited the undergraduate environmental science sub-plans for safety and industrial hygiene. Our chemistry degree program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.