Master of Science in Software Engineering (STEM)
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Course Fee
$ 965 per credit
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Course Duration
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Not Req
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Why study University of Scranton?
  • The Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE) program is designed to develop software professionals who are knowledgeable about and skilled in the application of principles related to the development and maintenance of computer software.

    The masters program provides instruction and hands-on experience in planning and analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance of computer software and documentation.


    The MSSE program requires 36 graduate credits, divided as follows:

    Fundamentals (12 credits)

    • SE 500 - Mathematics for Software Engineering
    • SE 501 - Introduction to Software Development
    • SE 504 - Formal Methods and Models
    • SE 507 - Requirements Analysis and Software Specification

    Advanced courses (18 credits)

    • SE 510 - Principles and Applications of Software Design
    • SE 524 - Software Project Management
    • SE 518 - Software Security 
    • Three elective courses

    Thesis project (6 credits)

    • SE 598 - Project Analysis & Design
    • SE 599 - Project Implementation and Evaluation

    Total - 36 credit hours

    For additional information on the curriculum, visit the Software Engineering, MS Catalog.

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In addition to completing the standard requirements for the application process, international students looking to study on-campus will also have to submit the following:

Proof of English proficiency - https://www.scranton.edu/academics/graduate-education/international-students.shtml

Certificate of finances/scholarship letter. You are encouraged to submit a letter or statement from a bank listing the required amount of assured financial support necessary.

International students should apply to the term in which they will begin their graduate program at The University of Scranton. If you required an English transition program, please apply to Scranton for the term in which your English transition program will be completed and you are ready to begin graduate coursework.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

A bachelors degree from an accredited institution with a preferred minimum grade point average of 3.00 (based on a scale of 4.00). A degree in computer science is preferred, but not required. Applicants who do not meet this minimum may be required to submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate management Admission Test (GMAT) score.

Applicants should demonstrate knowledge equivalent to undergraduate courses in:

  • programming in object-oriented language
  • operating systems
  • discrete mathematics
  • data structures
  • file processing
  • database systems

Domestic students lacking such background but otherwise highly qualified for admission may be admitted on condition that certain undergraduate courses in the above areas be completed.

For general application requirements, please Visit Our Admissions Webpage.

June 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the fall term.
Nov. 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the spring term.
March 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the summer term.

Counseling programs applicants have a preferred application deadline of Nov. 15 and a standard deadline of March 1.

The following programs only accept applications to begin in the fall term:

  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Clinical Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • Doctor of Business Administration

Certification of Finances Information 2023-2024

For students pursuing graduate studies at The University of Scranton, your assured support for the first twelve (12) months of study should be at least US$52,075.00. This total cost estimate consists of:

Tuition & Fees (24 credit hours @ $965 per credit plus $300 in fees): US$23,460.00

Room & Board: US$21,390.00

Books & Supplies: US$2,875.00

Personal Expenses (including health insurance): US$4,350.00

TOTAL: US$52,075.00



Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships provide students with a great opportunity to help finance their education as they pursue their graduate degree. An opportunity like this will strengthen the quality of their educational experience by establishing direct relationships with their academic program of study.

For additional information on graduate assistantships and where to begin, Visit Our Graduate Assistantships Webpage.


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