M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science - Software Development

Southern Connecticut State University

12 months
20756 USD/year
20756 USD/year
8058 USD/year
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The Master of Science degree in Computer Science - Software Development from Southern Connecticut State University prepares students for the challenges faced by professionals in the rapidly changing field of computer science, as well as for those planning to pursue advanced graduate study in the field of computing. 


The Computer Science - Software Development program at Southern Connecticut State University provides students with foundations in computer science, along with state-of-the-art skills needed for its two areas of concentration namely, Software Development and Network and Information Security. The program is a 36-credit program in which all students must complete 30 credits of course work in addition to a 6-credit capstone requirement. The course work consists of 4 core courses, 4 concentration courses and 2 elective courses. The core courses provide the foundation for advanced studies in each of the concentrations and for the capstone experience. 

The Software Development concentration focuses on software engineering techniques, advanced database systems, mobile software development along with an emphasis on strategies, methods and techniques to measure and improve software quality. At the end of their studies students select one of the capstone options: Thesis or Special Project. In either, students must demonstrate ability to independently complete either a research or a special project and present the final results to the academic community. Once completed, students are ready to pursue advanced careers in the area of computer science either professionally or academically. 

Graduates with Computer Science - Software Development from Southern Connecticut State University will be able to:

  • analyze a computer-based solution in software and hardware,
  • design a computer-based solution in software and hardware,
  • implement and evaluate a computer-based solution in software and hardware,
  • demonstrate an understanding of the local and global societal impact of computing,
  • demonstrate awareness of professional, ethical and social responsibilities related to computing,
  • communicate effectively (written and oral),
  • function effectively on teams,
  • demonstrate recognition of the need for life-long learning and professional development.
  • provide methods for delivery of an information system.
  • manage and troubleshoot an information system.
  • understand current business practices practices in IT.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Engineering
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Fundamentals of Mobile Application Development
  • Software Quality 
  • Database Systems 
  • Web Programming
  • Multithreaded Distributed Programming 
  • Computer Networks 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold the foreign equivalent of a United States bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with an undergraduate grade point average of at least "B." (On various grading scales this would be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Present certified copies and certified English translations of all academic achievements in each college or university attended. A diploma is not sufficient. The complete record of courses and marks earned and/or record of subjects and examination results must be received. Documents presented by applicants must detail the award of either a bachelor 's degree or equivalent or a graduate degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10378 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10378 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8058 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4029 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New Haven

1380 - 2110 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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