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
Spring 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
Former UHCL Students - January 21
Summer 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 25
Fall 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 10
Spring 2021New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
Former UHCL Students - January 19
Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.
Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
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
*International freshmen applicants 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 ABET. The College of Science and Engineering’s undergraduate degree program in computer engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, while its computer science and computer information systems undergraduate programs are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The undergraduate occupational safety and health sub-plans for safety and industrial hygiene are accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Our chemistry degree program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.