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Master of Science in Software Engineering

The Master of Science in Software Engineering (MS SE) through the Computer Science department is intended to give the graduate a firm foundation in the definition, development and maintenance of complex software systems using traditional engineering process methods.

Degree Requirements

Students in the MS SE program are subject to all Master's Degree regulations as outlined in the Graduate Catalog. The MS SE program for distance students is a non-thesis degree program.

The Curriculum

The degree plan for students pursuing a MS SE degree must include the following courses:

In addition, students select electives from the following categories:

SE Electives

Computer Science Electives

Students must take five courses from the SE electives and four courses from the CS electives. As non-thesis students, distance students cannot apply CS 6000 or CS 7000 toward their degrees. In addition, students must pass a written comprehensive examination near the end of their studies.

For More Information

Please visit the Master of Science in Software Engineering Department website

The graduate advisor for the Computer Science department is Dr. Susan Mengel.
If you have questions about the degree program, please contact her at:

Susan A. Mengel, Ph.D.
Graduate Advisor
Texas Tech University
Computer Science
MS 43104
Lubbock, TX 79409-3104
T (806) 742-3527 | F (806) 742-3519
email: susan.mengel@ttu.edu | http://www.cs.ttu.edu/

If you have questions about the distance learning program, please contact them at:

Amy Donnerberg, Program Coordinator
Phone: (806) 742-3451
Email: amy.donnerberg@ttu.edu

Brent Guinn, Director
Phone: (806) 742-3451 or (800) 528-5583
Email: brent.guinn@ttu.edu