Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Completed Application for Graduate Admission and non-refundable application fee (waived for Seattle University alumni). Apply Online.
  • A four-year equivalent bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 calculated from official transcripts of all post-secondary educational institutions attended in the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of your bachelor's degree, including any transfer credits earned during this time, and any post-baccalaureate course work.

Application Requirements

  • Current résumé reflecting at least two years of full-time work experience in software industry. 
  • Master of Software Engineering Applicant Information form noting working knowledge of at least one programming language, such as C++, Java or C#.
  • Professional autobiography 
  • Two professional recommendations using forms supplied in the application packet. At least one of the two recommendations should be prepared by a supervisor. 
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test results from within the past five years. The Subject Test in Computer Science is optional. 
  • If English is not applicant's native language, official TOEFL paper-based score of 580 (92 internet-based) required. Equivalent IELTS or PTE scores also accepted to determine English Proficiency. Please visit the Graduate Admissions International Students page for more information.
  • In addition to the required official set of transcripts, degree certificates and/or graduation certificates as described by Graduate Admissions, all international applicants must also submit a detailed course-by-course report of external evaluations by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) ( or Educational Perspectives (EP)  ( Please visit the Graduate Admissions International Students page for more information.

Application Deadlines

Domestic July 20 November 20 February 20
International April 1 September 1 December 1

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact us at or by phone at (206) 296-5510.