With your Master of Science in Software Engineering from UHCL, you’ll be prepared to take a leadership role in the industry. You’ll be best prepared for your graduate coursework by having an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. Studies in this degree address the foundations, methodologies and tools used in the management, planning, design and engineering of software systems. By providing a careful balance between theory and practice, the plan prepares you for central software positions in industry, government and institutions where software engineering has become a key activity.
As a software engineer, you'll become a specialist with the skills and knowledge to take charge of the testing, design, development and maintenance of computer software for business and personal use. UHCL allows you to choose extended course work and either the capstone option or thesis option to complete your degree. The plan requires core areas of software engineering to be mastered, and each of these areas is covered by a dedicated set of core and extended courses. We also offer this program in the traditional face-to-face classroom setting and fully online.
University of Houston-Clear Lake's Master of Science in Software Engineering online program is currently ranked number 4 in the nation by bestcolleges.com.
- 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
Additional Admission Information
Credit Earned Before Acceptance and Candidate Plan of Study
No more than nine hours of graduate level Software Engineering classes may be applied to the SWEN degree if taken without admission into the program. No more than nine hours graduate credit may be transferred to the Software Engineering degree. Students accepted in the Software Engineering program must file a Candidate Plan of Study (CPS) with their assigned faculty adviser within the first semester of study. The CPS will list the core courses and all electives and indicate if the student is choosing capstone or thesis option.