Frequently Asked Questions - MS in Software Engineering
What are the program entrance requirements?
In addition to the regulations governing admission to the Texas Tech University Graduate School, a baccalaureate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or its equivalent is required for entrance to the Software Engineering program. In the absence of the proper background, course leveling will be needed. Admission to the MSSE degree program also will entail submission of GRE scores, three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. For additional details on requirements, go to http://www.cs.ttu.edu/grad and click the "MSSE (Software Engineering)" link.
If I already have graduate course credits from another university, will they transfer?
Graduate transfer credits from other institutions are contingent upon approval of the Graduate School and the graduate advisor; decisions will be based on the current policy guidelines established by the College of Engineering and the Graduate School. In order to receive credit for those courses, you must request the transfer of those courses at the time of enrollment.
Will I have to write a thesis?
The MS SE program can be taken as a thesis or non-thesis option. If you choose to write a thesis, you will complete 24 course credits (8 courses) and 6 hours of thesis. If you choose to take the non-thesis option, you will complete 36 course credits (12 courses).
Who do I contact for more information?
The graduate advisor for the Computer Science department is Dr. Susan Mengel. If you have questions about the degree program, please contact her at:
If you have questions about the distance learning program, please contact them at:
Brent Guinn, Director
Phone: (806) 742-3451 or (800) 528-5583