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We offer unique and flexible graduate programs in computer science and software engineering that will enhance your career in the technology capital of the Pacific Northwest.

Master of Software Engineering in Seattle

Seattle University has long been a leader in software engineering education. It established its pioneering Master of Software Engineering (MSE) program in 1979, and awarded the world’s first degree in 1982. Seattle University has long been a leader in software engineering education. It established its pioneering Master of Software Engineering (MSE) program in 1979, and awarded the world’s first degree in 1982.

Master of Software Engineering Degree at Seattle University

Our program is designed with the needs of the working professionals in mind. All classes are offered in the evenings. The program builds upon the computing experience of its students and offers extensive course work in a variety of software engineering and computer science topics, with an emphasis on teamwork and a disciplined approach to problem solving. We offer a balanced core curriculum of technical and managerial courses, and a variety of elective streams to address areas of personal interest. The principles and techniques learned throughout the course-work are integrated into a year-long software project as at the capstone experience.

Our graduate faculty has extensive industrial experience as well as strong academic credentials. Our curriculum has been shaped by close contacts with local industry, ensuring that courses are relevant to the work place and that projects are tailored to the professional needs of our students.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed Application for Graduate Admission and non-refundable application fee (waived for Seattle University alumni)
  • A four-year equivalent bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 calculated from official transcripts of all post-secondary educational institutions attended in the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of your bachelor’s degree, including any transfer credits earned during this time, and any post-baccalaureate course work
  • Current résumé reflecting at least two years of full-time work experience in software industry.
  • Master of Software Engineering Applicant Information form noting working knowledge of at least one programming language, such as C++, Java or C#
  • Professional autobiography
  • Two professional recommendations using forms supplied in the application packet. At least one of the two recommendations should be prepared by a supervisor. Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test results from within the past five years. The Subject Test in Computer Science is optional.
  • If English is not applicant's native language, official TOEFL paper-based score of 580 (92 internet-based or 237 computer-based) required. Equivalent MELAB and IELTS scores also accepted to determine English Proficiency

To learn more about our Computer Science and Software Engineering graduate programs visit our website or give us a call at (206) 452-2262. Launch your computer science career at Seattle University today!

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