MS in Software Engineering - Software Development Concentration

Master of Science 2022 through2023

Software Engineering

About the Program

Software Development Concentration


Master of Science 2022 through2023

Software Engineering

About the Program

Software Development Concentration

Course Legend

Curriculum Requirements

Introductory Courses

No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Introductory courses may be waived for any of the following conditions based on faculty review:

  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course based on an official transcript review by faculty and successful grades, typically B or better.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course which is demonstrated through successful completion of a GAE exam.
  • If a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) is available for the Introductory Courses, upon successfully completion of a GAE, a waiver will be issued.
CSC 400
CSC 401
CSC 402
CSC 403
CSC 406
CSC 407

Foundation Courses

SE 430
OR SE 441
SE 433
SE 450
SE 475
OR SE 477

Advanced Courses

CSC 435
SE 459
SE 480

Major Elective Courses

SE courses in the 421-699 range and courses from the list below qualify as Major Elective Courses. Students must take 16 credit hours from major elective courses.

  • CSC 438
  • CSC 453
  • CSC 461
  • CSC 562
  • CSC 471
  • CSC 472
  • CSC 552
  • SE 452
  • SE 453
  • SE 459
  • SE 482
  • SE 533
  • SE 560
  • SE 456
  • SE 457
  • SE 480
  • SE 549
  • SE 554
  • SE 581
  • CSEC 450
  • CSC 439
  • SE 525
  • SE 526
  • DSC 423
  • DSC 424
  • DSC 425
  • CSC 453
  • DSC 465
  • DSC 478
  • DSC 540
  • CSC 555
  • CSC 575
  • DSC 441
  • CSC 435
  • CSC 536
  • CSC 552
  • CSEC 533
  • IS 535
  • IS 556
  • IS 560
  • IS 565
  • SE 475
  • SE 529
  • SE 579
  • HCI 430
  • HCI 440
  • SE 453
  • SE 546
  • CSC 447
  • CSC 448
  • CSC 535
  • CSC 548
  • SE 533
  • CSC 486
  • GAM 453
  • GAM 475
  • GAM 575
  • SE 456
  • SE 695 (4 credits) and      SE 696 (4 credits)
    OR
    SE 695 (8 credits) and      SE 698 (0 credits)

The Master's Project or Thesis must represent an original contribution to the area, and may include system development, empirical studies, or theoretical work. The scope and the details of the research project will be determined by the research supervisor, and must be approved by the student's academic advisor. Information and requirements for students pursuing the thesis option can be found at the SoC Master's Thesis Guideline page.

CDM Open Electives

Students must complete 4 credit hours from CDM Open Elective Course. Any CSEC, CSC, ECT, GAM, GPH, HCI, HIT, IS, IT, NET, PM, or SE course in the 421-699 range qualifies. Credit for courses taken outside of the school will only be given if approved by a faculty advisor.

Capstone

Students must complete the following course.

SE 491

Software Engineering Studio Substitution Policy


Degree Requirements

Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in addition to any required introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.