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Computer Science (Specialization in Software Engineering)

University of Southern California

M.Sc. On Campus Online
12 months
Duration
2005 USD/credit
2005 USD/credit
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
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About

The M.S. in Computer Science (Specialization in Software Engineering) offered at University of Southern California provides intensive preparation in the concepts and techniques related to the design, programming, and application of computing systems. 

Overview

The M.S. in Computer Science program requires the student to take a broad spectrum of courses, while simultaneously allowing for emphasis in desired areas of specialization.

The M.S. in Computer Science (Specialization in Software Engineering) at University of Southern California focuses on providing its graduates not only software development skills, but also systems engineering, customer collaboration, and management skills necessary for non-outsourceable careers and for leadership in software engineering. It emphasizes education for the future, including such emerging trends as software-intensive systems of systems, high assurance, agile methods, COTS integration, mobile and distributed network-centric architectures, and rapid software development and evolution.

The program includes experience in real-client class projects and state-of-the-art evaluation assignments.Students are provided a deep understanding of both fundamentals and important current issues in computer science and computer engineering so that they may either obtain productive employment or pursue advanced degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Management and Economics
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Architectures
  • Personal Software Process (PSP) and Project
  • Software Engineering for Embedded Systems
  • Testing and Analysis of Software Systems
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Web Technologies.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, math or hard science from a regionally-accredited university.
  • Applicants whose background is not in computer science may consider the M.S. in Computer Science (Scientists and Engineers).
  • Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)
  • Satisfactory GRE test scores. All scores must be officially reported to the university directly by ETS.
  • Substantial background in computing constitutes a minimum requirement.
  • All applicants must complete and submit the USC Online Application.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • GRE General Test: Satisfactory scores less than five years old
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Statement of Purpose.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2005 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2005 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2005 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2005 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Computer Science (Specialization in Software Engineering)
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University of Southern California

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