"Seattle University gave me exposure to both the hard skills and the soft skills."
Seattle University has long been a leader in computer science and software engineering education. It established its pioneering Master of Software Engineering program in 1979, and awarded the world's first MSE degree in 1982. Our graduate faculty has extensive industrial experience as well as strong academic credentials. Our curriculum has been shaped by close contacts with local industry, ensuring that courses are relevant to the work place and that projects are tailored to the professional needs of our students.
The Master of Science in Computer Science program offers a curriculum based on theoretical foundations and practical applications. The program is designed for computing professionals seeking advanced study in computer science. Full-time students, registering for two courses per quarter, can complete the program in five quarters. The program also accommodates part-time students, who can complete the program in three years.
The curriculum includes three required advanced courses in core areas of computer science. A set of elective courses ensures students develop a solid, broad understanding of computer science and software engineering. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students are required to complete a project spanning two to three quarters. The project consists of either implementing a software system or carrying out research within computer science.
Our (MSE) program is designed with the needs of the working professionals in mind. All classes are offered in the evenings. The program builds upon the computing experience of its students, with an emphasis on teamwork and a disciplined approach to problem solving. We offer a balanced core curriculum of technical and managerial courses, and a variety of electives to address areas of personal interest. The principles and techniques learned throughout the coursework are integrated into a year-long software project as the capstone experience.
We are no longer accepting applications for new students to the MSE Program. Information provided here is for the students currently enrolled in the MSE Degree Program.
*URM in CS National Average: Underrepresented Minorities who received a Computer Science Masters in 2016 per NCES.ed.gov