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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.

The Benefits of a Degree in Software Engineering

As more business, socialization, and recreational activities go digital, the need for software developers and engineers continues to rise. In fact, software engineering is one of the fastest growing career fields today, so it is an area that you might consider if you have strong skills in computer programming and a knack for creativity. Although you can enter the field with just a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, going after a Master’s in Software Engineering can help you further your rewarding career. Here is a look at the specific ways that this degree might benefit you.

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Higher Earning Potential

The starting salary for software engineers is already well above average, and a higher degree can give you opportunities with an even higher salary. Plus, there are software development jobs in Boston, Silicon Valley, New York, and most of the Pacific Northwest, so you can take your earning power to either coast.

New Skills in Management

When you pursue a Master’s degree in Software Engineering, you will get more than a deeper understanding of computer science and software development. You will gain skills in communication, leadership, and project organization that can propel you to a management position within your area of expertise.

More Detailed Specialization

At the Master’s level, you have more options for curriculum electives and research that can help you refine your skills to fit a much more specific career path. This means that after you complete your Master’s program, you will not be limited to pursuing more general entry-level positions.

Explore the curriculum involved in the Master of Software Engineering Program at Seattle University by visiting us online or calling us at (206) 452-2262. Our MSE program is an excellent opportunity for working professionals seeking higher education, as it features flexible scheduling with evening courses that won’t interfere with your work. 

Get to Know the City of Seattle

Seattle is an excellent city for college students. The Emerald City has a rich arts culture and is home to amazing restaurants and eateries, all nestled in breathtaking natural scenery that can constantly amaze you. Plus, it is the ideal spot for individuals with career goals in computer science or software engineering, because the Pacific Northwest is the technology capital of the nation. 

Watch this video to hear how some students at Seattle University have embraced the city so you can prepare for your transition to this amazing city and your education in it. For a closer look at the undergraduate and Master’s degree programs offered by the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Seattle University, contact us online or call us at (206) 452-2262. 

Training in Technology: The Merits of a Master's Degree [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Are you interested in a career in the booming technology industry? As one of the fastest growing and highest paying industries today, the field of technology offers plenty of exciting opportunities. Although most computer science-related jobs are attainable with just a bachelor’s degree, getting a graduate degree in the technology industry offers many advantages. As one of the top ranked master’s degrees in 2012, computer science might be just the industry you’re looking for.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of a graduate degree in computer science or software engineering, take a look at this infographic about computer science master’s programs. Feel free to share this information with your friends and family members who are interested in learning more about the opportunities in higher education!

Learn How Seattle University's College Of Science And Engineering Can Help You Reach Your Goals By Checking Out These Great Links!

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Seattle University’s graduate program offers a community that fosters professional development and growth. Aside from classroom education, students get the opportunity to network and showcase their computer science and engineering skills. These resources illustrate how Seattle University provides the educational background needed for a successful career.

  • Seattle University’s student paper, The Spectator, describes the supportive atmosphere and networking opportunities at the Society of Women Engineer’s annual conference.
     
  • This U.S News article explains why the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 1.8 million new jobs in the field of computer science by 2018.
     
  • The Washington Post discusses the growth and stability of the computer software engineering and security field in this article.
     
  • The official website of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering shows how membership in this professional organization provides professional growth to students at Seattle University.
     
  • In a downturned economic period, students should seek a degree that provides the best professional opportunities. This Forbes Magazine article explains why advanced computer science graduates are always in demand.

Are you ready to begin your graduate education? To learn more about Seattle University’s College of Science and Engineering graduate level programs, call (206) 452-2262.

The Benefits of Obtaining a Graduate Degree in Computer Science

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Choosing a career path is not a decision to take lightly. It is important to pick a field that you enjoy and can confidently rely on for employment. In today’s changing technological world, the field of computer science is in high demand. In fact, the mid-career salary for individuals with a master’s degree in computer science is over $100,000, and those with an advanced degree can expect a variety of employment opportunities after graduation. Along with the opportunity to earn a great salary, a graduate degree in computer science offers:

Specialized knowledge of the field.

While undergraduate curriculum provides a strong foundation of knowledge, graduate students are able to fine tune their computer science skills. Through meaningful coursework and excellent instructors, students leave with the ability to tackle more complex problems. This better prepares them for careers in the computer science field. Master degree programs provide the opportunity to work on complex problems that can be applied to real-world settings. Students are able to build on the knowledge they gained as undergrads and become specialists in the field.

Experience that sets graduates apart as job candidates.

The specialized knowledge that students in graduate-level computer science programs acquire sets them apart in the job applicant pool. They can offer more sophisticated programming skills than those without graduate degrees. This gives those with master’s degrees a competitive advantage. Employers know that advanced education better prepares applicants to solve a variety of complex problems and to adapt to the changing role of computers in society.

The computer science graduate program offered by Seattle University’s College of Science and Engineering gives students the tools they need to make an impact in the computer science field. With our superior teaching staff and networking opportunities, we can ensure that our students leave prepared to tackle the complex problems that lie ahead. For more information, call (206) 452-2262.

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