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Software Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
Offered both on the Charles River Campus and online, the Master of Science in Software Development at Boston University constitutes preparation for one of the largest and fastest-growing professions: software developer.
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Overview

It recognizes the ubiquitous and growing need for new and evolving software. The Software Development degree program at Boston University is founded on the principle that developers must be thoroughly practiced in understanding new requirements in diverse fields and, acting as team members or leaders, fully competent to deliver secure, reliable software.

Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to understand and analyze business and technical requirements.
  • The confidence to work comfortably with a software development and project team.
  • A high degree of competence in producing applications that satisfy requirements.
  • The skills to produce secure, robust, and reliable designs and code.
  • The capability to manage and participate in multi-location, multi-language development projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Structures with Python
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Advanced Programming Techniques
  • Agile Software Development
  • Software Design and Patterns
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    84

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

National

  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • A current résumé
  • Transcript(s) from each college and graduate school attended
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $85

International

  • International Student Data Form
  • Authorized financial statement from a bank (original, shown in U.S. dollars)
  • Copy of current I-20 and I-94, both sides
  • Letter of financial support from a sponsor
  • Notarized English translations of all documents not in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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