Software Engineering, M.Sc. | Cleveland State University (CSU) | Cleveland, United States
12 months
29026 USD/year
26290 USD/year
15350 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Software Engineering from Cleveland State University (CSU) introduces students to current and best practices in the engineering of software systems.

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 A distinguishing feature is Software Engineering from Cleveland State University (CSU) is the emphasis on the architecture, design, quality, management, and economics aspects of software engineering. Students take a project from start to completion, learning the requirements of specific deliverables and the development life cycle. Critical management issues, such as risk assessment, project planning, and market analysis, are also covered. The program exposes students to new technological developments in an advancing field and how to apply their knowledge in the workplace.


  • Graduates meet the demands of industry and address the needs of information technology professionals, in general, and software engineers, in particular.
  • These are some of the local companies that are hiring CSU grads: MRI Software, AXS, CyberCoders, OverDrive, Medical Mutual, Amtrust, Aerotek, and StreamLink Software. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Object-Oriented Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering Metrics, Economics, & Management
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Compiler Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Domestic Students application deadline - Rolling


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH
  • Thesis: 30
  • Non Thesis: 32


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 Undergraduate GPA
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • GRE Test Scores
  • The GRE General section is required if one or more of the following conditions is true:
  • The undergraduate degree was in a discipline unrelated to software engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or information management.
  • An unaccredited college or university awarded the undergraduate degree.
  • The student's undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is below 3.00.
  • The year of the baccalaureate degree precedes the date of application to the College of Graduate
  • Studies by more than six years; however, in this case, the examination requirement may be waived, with program approval, if the applicant's undergraduate grade-point average is 3.0 or above.
  • If the GRE is required, a minimum score of 151 is required.
  • Admission to the program is based on a combination of a candidate’s undergraduate GPA and the GRE score. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14513 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    26290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13145 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7675 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Cleveland

980 - 1620 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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