The online Master of Software Engineering degree is a 36-credit program that includes a capstone course. The curriculum material addresses industry needs by teaching fundamental and theoretical concepts and includes intensive, comprehensive coverage of modern software concepts and techniques. The material emphasizes a holistic approach, encompassing financial, legal, and presales issues; technical concepts; software design techniques; methods; and project management.
The Master of Software Engineering (MSE) program is designed to help students with a technical background become leaders in the industry, while providing the convenience and flexibility of earning your degree online.
Build Your Professional Network
Penn State's online Master of Software Engineering is an ideal graduate degree program for students with undergraduate degrees in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or information sciences. The online courses are highly interactive and collaborative, allowing you to build strong ties with others and gain perspectives from other disciplines and industries.
Complete Your Engineering Degree in Two Years
The degree consists of 11 courses, which you will complete in continuous seven-week terms over two years. Your course work is designed so that you can continue to work full-time while earning your master's degree.
Maximum flexibility is maintained by the program in an effort to meet both the professional needs of individual students and academic quality standards.
Required Courses (36 credits)
The online software engineering degree program spans six continuous semesters with each semester containing two seven-week terms. The program is completed in two years by taking courses fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Year 1, Semester 1
Year 1, Semester 2
Year 1, Semester 3
Year 2, Semester 4
Year 2, Semester 5 (select 6 credits)
Year 2, Semester 6
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