Virginia International University

Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSE)


11200 Waples Mill Rd

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States




703 591 7046

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSE)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSE) program prepares students to become software engineering professionals. Graduates are prepared to address the global need for professionals that apply computer science, engineering, and mathematical principles to design, develop, test, and maintain software. The core of the program is focused on building a foundation of critical thinking skills on which to make professional judgments. This program builds these thinking skills through a solid understanding of theoretical concepts, principles, and tools alongside coverage of the fundamental software development issues and processes. Topics covered include: requirements engineering, software design and construction, verification, testing, maintenance, software process improvement, project management, quality assurance, etc. Faculty with both academic and industry backgrounds also provide practical perspectives. Real-world problems and opportunities with software intensive systems are explored, and methods to evaluate, adopt, and take advantage of emerging technologies are learned. Students of the Master of Science in Software Engineering program will also be working closely with fellow software professionals, completing applicable assignments and projects within teams.


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