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.

Is a Graduate Degree Right for You?

Attending a graduate program can offer several valuable benefits, but it’s important to determine whether earning a graduate degree is important or beneficial for you. Graduate degrees can increase the wealth of career opportunities available to you, especially if you are interested in pursuing positions that involve skill specialization, leadership opportunities, and managerial duties. While you earn your graduate certificate, you’ll also be given the chance to develop and complete projects on your own, providing the experience necessary to demonstrate your ability to work more independently in your chosen field. However, graduate programs can be highly competitive and earning your degree will be time-consuming. If you are concerned about your motivation, the time commitments, or the added cost of a higher education, it is worth considering alternative options as well.

Seattle University College of Science and Engineering’s graduate programs in Seattle include advanced degrees in computer science and software engineering. We invite you to explore everything our college has to offer by visiting our Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering on the web, or by calling (888) 457-5227 for additional information on our software engineering and computer science masters programs.

What Are the Requirements of the Master of Software Engineering Program?

Software engineering is a rapidly-developing field in today’s modern business world. As a software engineer, you may design, develop, implement, or maintain a variety of software and applications in a number of different industries—including business, retail, manufacturing, and communications. Earning a Master of Software Engineering degree will not only increase your earning and advancement potential, but also help you develop a more focused area of specialization to further your unique career plan. Below you can see what you’ll need to become a part of this degree program at Seattle University.

Admissions Requirements

There are several basic admissions requirements you must meet to apply for a graduate degree in software engineering. Seattle University requires the completion of a four-year equivalent bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related discipline before you may apply for a graduate certificate. Your transcripts must reflect a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester credits of your bachelor’s degree program. Additionally, you must provide Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test results from within the past five years and two professional recommendations.

Degree Requirements

Once you have been admitted into our graduate program, you will be required to complete 47 graduate degree credits, including 29 hours of required courses and nine hours of software engineering project courses. Students participating in masters programs must also complete nine hours of elective courses, chosen from a provided pool of options. Required courses include Software Architecture and Design I and II, Data Modeling, Software Project Planning, and Ethics and Professional Issues in Computing. Elective courses include options such as Software Economics, Software Testing, Software Security, and Artificial Intelligence. All graduate course requirements must be completed within six years of the start of your course work to earn your graduate degree.

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Seattle University College of Science and Engineering is pleased to offer several college masters programs that can help you advance in today’s most competitive fields. If you’d like to learn more about Seattle University’s graduate degrees, including our Master of Software Engineering, please click through our website or give us a call at (888) 457-5227.

Getting to Know a Professor in the Engineering Department

Earning your graduate degree provides the unique opportunity to work with faculty focused on achieving excellence in their fields. This video features Dr. Phil Thompson, the chair of Seattle University’s Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Thompson specializes in drinking water and wastewater treatment; more specifically he is working to understand the impact of pharmaceuticals and other products on the safety and sustainability of potable water. Through his research, Dr. Thompson hopes to improve drinking water quality, while also implementing ways to produce energy and minimize waste during treatment.

At Seattle University College of Science & Engineering, you’ll have the opportunity to work with prestigious professors like Dr. Thompson as you earn your Master of Software Engineering or Master of Science in computer science. If you’d like additional information about our Seattle graduate programs, you can reach our college by phone at (888) 457-5227 or check out the Seattle University website.

Getting the Most Out of Your Graduate School Experience

Earning a graduate degree gives you the strong academic foundation and experience needed to pursue more advanced positions in your chosen field. Your graduate school experience will include a mix of college courses, project work, peer collaboration, and faculty interaction. Learning how to make the most of your time in graduate school will give you a head start on the opportunities you want to pursue after graduation.

Know Why You Are Earning Your Graduate Degree

Going back to school for a graduate degree is a smart decision, but it is also a major decision that should not be made lightly. Knowing why you are choosing to earn your graduate certificate will not only help you stay motivated and involved in your graduate program; it will provide you with some clear goals as well. Do you want a job with more responsibilities and leadership in the future, or are you looking to develop a more focused skill set? Taking stock of these reasons for earning your graduate degree will help you choose the right college and the right graduate program to help you achieve them. In addition, you will be able to maintain a higher level of focus as you work toward your goals with your unique motivation in mind.

Take Good Care of Yourself

Earning your graduate degree can be a challenge, particularly if you have other constraints on your time, such as a family. Furthermore, graduate program students often find it harder than younger college students to do more operating on less sleep and poor nutrition. One of the best ways to get more from your graduate school experience is to take care of yourself—getting enough sleep, choosing healthy meal options, and scheduling downtime into your days whenever possible will help you face each challenge in the classroom with energy and a positive attitude.

Are you ready to discover the difference a graduate degree can make in your field? At Seattle University College of Science and Engineering, our graduate programs in Seattle include Master of Software Engineering and Master of Science in computer science. You can find out more about our college and our available courses online, or call (888) 457-5227 for personalized answers to your questions about our masters programs.

Spotlight on Master of Science in Computer Science

Seattle University’s Master of Science in Computer Science graduate program is designed to provide computing professionals with advanced studies in computer science. Full-time students can complete the degree in five quarters, and the program also accommodates part-time students, who can finish the degree in three years.

The program’s curriculum is based on practical applications and theoretical foundations, and students will complete a project that implements a software system or conducts research in the field of computer science. In addition to advanced courses in the core areas of computer science, students will choose from a set of elective courses that enable a broad understanding of software engineering and computer science.

Are you looking for a career change? Contact the Seattle University College of Science and Engineering at (888) 457-5227 to learn how our graduate degrees can start you on a new professional path. Our graduate program faculty boasts strong academic credentials and maintains connections with the Seattle area’s computing industry.

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