12 months
6369 USD/year
6369 USD/year
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The Software Engineering program offered by Washington State University prepares students for professional software engineering careers. 

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The Software Engineering program offered by Washington State University equips students with advanced skills in design, development, validation, maintenance, reuse, management, and security of software products. 

Graduates of the program learn the principles of software engineering, together with the tools, methods and techniques used in modern software engineering practice. They also gain knowledge in the managerial and leadership skills needed to advance in the industry.

Career Opportunities:

Employment in the area of software engineering is growing rapidly with jobs such as Software Development Engineer, Software Developer, and Software Engineer growing about 87%, 56% and 74%, respectively, in Washington alone in 2012-2013. It is expected to continue this trajectory through 2020. Software Engineers typically earn six-figure salaries. Graduates can choose to pursue a career as Software Developer, Software Engineer, Requirements Engineer, Quality Assurance Engineer, Project Manager, and many others.

Programme Structure

The objectives of the MS SE program are to allow students to acquire the education and professional skills necessary to:

  • Identify and solve problems relevant to the Software Engineering discipline.
  • Compete and advance in the Software Engineering industry
  • Adapt to changes in technology as well as to the needs of society.
  • Continue to seek knowledge to thrive in an increasingly globalized society.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Priority deadline:

  • Fall July 21
  • Spring November 16


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose, (3) Letters of Recommendation, and Transcripts.The MS SE degree is a 30-credit program which can be completed in under 2 years with a full-time course load. Working professionals may prefer to attend part-time for maximum flexibility. The MS SE curriculum material addresses industry needs by teaching fundamental and theoretical concepts and includes intensive, comprehensive coverage of modern software concepts and techniques.

Tuition Fee

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The tuition fee may vary depending on the location of your study program.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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