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.

Why a Master's Degree is Important When it Comes to Computer Science


If you are interested in a career in computer science, a Master’s Degree from Seattle University equips you will the skills you need to work in science, technology, or education.  This fast-growing field demands marketable skills in software engineering and hands-on experience. Here are three reasons why a Master’s of Computer Science or a Master’s of Software Engineering can give you a competitive edge:

Modern Technology

Do you want to invest in a graduate degree that is designed to meet the needs of the contemporary job market? As the world becomes increasingly technology-driven, the global marketplace demands individuals who both understand and can improve upon current computing technologies. In the current economic downturn, a Master’s degree in Computer Science guarantees job stability with the skills you need to earn more—and to make the world a better place.  

Marketable Skills

A Master of Science in Computer Science or a Master of Software Engineering gives students a solid foundation in coursework even as it prepares them to use their degrees to solve real-world challenges. Seattle University’s award-winning faculty offers personalized instruction, and with the technology capitol of the Pacific Northwest at your backdoor, you will gain industry experience and establish professional contacts while earning your degree.  

Increased Earning

When you invest in graduate education, you want your hard work to pay off. Whether your goal is to advance your career or to eventually work toward a Ph.D., a Master’s degree gives you the professional training and scholarly exposure you need to take your career to the next level. And when you become a specialist in the field, you will increase your earning power exponentially. Perhaps that is why a Master’s of Computer Science tops Forbes magazine’s list of best Master’s degrees for jobs.

Whether you are a full-time student or a working professional, jump-start your career today with a Master’s of Computer Science or Master of Software Engineering from Seattle University. To learn even more about our computer science degrees, call (206) 452-2262 today.

Applying to Seattle University

Are you considering applying to Seattle University? In this video, admissions counselor Andre Frangi offers prospective students tips on how you can make your application stand out from the rest.

Applying to a graduate program is much more targeted and succinct. Each program lists very detailed information on what the application should consist of.When an admissions counselor reads your application, he or she is looking for a compelling reason to admit you. Make your case with a thoughtful personal statement that tells the university something about you that your transcripts may not reveal.

Also, an applicant does not need to have the entire package ready to apply. That is, one can make an application and then take the GRE and have scores sent after the application has been made. It is much better to meet the app deadline and have parts come in later. This can also be done online. 

Whether you are a software engineer interested in interning at Microsoft or a computer science student ready to take your career to the next level, Seattle University has the academic tools and professional resources you need for a promising future. Visit our website or call us today at (206) 452-2262 to find a degree program that’s right for you. 

Seattle University's College of Science and Engineering

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Whether you are a full-time undergraduate student, considering post-baccalaureate work, or pursuing graduate education, Seattle University’s College of Science and Engineering offers a range of degrees in science, mathematics, and engineering. As you prepare for a career in science and technology, Seattle University is committed to helping you establish the strong foundation of knowledge and skills that will help you find your perfect career. Learn more about our degree programs here:

Undergraduate Study

Do you want to major in a field where you can apply the knowledge you gain in the classroom to real-world issues? Whether you want to major in a basic science like biology, are considering a degree in computer science, or want to design your own interdisciplinary program, Seattle University’s College of Science and Engineering will help you develop the skills you need. Our acclaimed faculty teaches small courses to some of the best students in the Pacific Northwest, and the city of Seattle offers innumerable internship opportunities so you can apply your coursework to internships at Boeing, Microsoft, or AT&T (to name just a few). Our advisors will guide you every step of the way.

Graduate Work

Whether you are looking for a career change or want to increase your current earning potential, Seattle University’s three paths for graduate work will further your science and engineering education and give you a competitive edge in the job market. Our post-baccalaureate Heath Studies Certificate gives students the science background they need to prepare for a career in medicine, while our acclaimed Master of Software Engineering was the first of its kind in the nation. Finally, the Master of Science in Computer Science prepares our students for lucrative careers in technology.

Whether you are just beginning your studies, considering graduate work, or looking for a change mid-career, contact Seattle University’s College of Science and Engineering at (206) 452-2262 today to learn more about our full-time and part-time programs.

Browse Through these Resources to Learn More About the Benefits of Pursuing a Degree in Computer Science

If you want to step into the digital age ready to pursue a high-paying and low-stress career in software engineering or computer-programming, Seattle University can help you with undergraduate and Master’s programs housed in the technology hub of the Pacific Northwest. 

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With our superior teaching staff and networking opportunities, Seattle University's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering can ensure that our students leave prepared to tackle the complex problems that lie ahead. For more information, call (206) 452-2262. 

A Look at Seattle University's Masters Programs for Computer Science and Software Engineering

Jobs available to individuals with an education in computer science or software engineering are on the rise. In fact, these fields are expected to grow at a rate of about 30% over the next few years. These jobs are high paying and available across the nation, and the earning potential is even more impressive for those holding a Master’s degree in these subjects. Seattle University can help you reach your full potential and earn a degree in one of the following programs: 

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Master of Science in Computer Science

The curriculum of the MSCS program is divided into two courses per quarter, with a total of five quarters for full-time students. Students with part-time schedules can also complete the program over a longer period of about three years. Courses are focused on theory and applications so that students are given a thorough background to the work that they will be performing on a daily basis. Research is emphasized as well, which facilitates hands-on learning for an easier transition to a career in computer science.

Master of Software Engineering

Seattle University has been offering the MSE program since 1979, and it has continued to evolve as technology advances and improves through time. This program is ideal for working individuals taking on a degree program in addition to job responsibilities, as all classes are offered in the evening. Along with flexibility in scheduling, the degree offers variety in electives that can be fine-tuned to your interests and career goals.

If you are interested in applying for one of these programs, get started on the admissions process today by calling (206) 452-2262. Because we are located in the Pacific Northwest, we can keep close track of new changes to the computer and software engineering industries to ensure that our curriculum keeps up with these rapidly growing fields. 

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