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Typical questions on admission

Q. Do I still have time to apply (and join) your Fall 2013 cohort?

A. No. The Fall 2013 cohort has been closed.

Q. When is your next cohort?

A. Fall 2014.

Q. I heard that there is an in-class version of MSE, called AMSE (Accelerated Master in Software Engineering). May I read more about the AMSE program?

A. Yes. Since some students can't take the online MSE program (e.g., the online MSE program can't issue I-20 to international students), we start AMSE to serve those students. AMSE is totally in-class. For more information please visit

Q. I noticed that the AMSE (in-class version of MSE) is offered by the university's Extended Edcuation. Is the AMSE degree different from the online MSE degree?

A. No. Both online MSE and AMSE offer the same degree - Master of Science In Software Engineering.

Q. Is there a cost difference between the two?

A. Yes. The online MSE costs less than the in-class MSE (AMSE). AMSE's cost is comparable to the out-of-state tuition.

Q. When is the next AMSE?

A. Spring 2014 (the next online MSE is in Fall 2014).

Q. I am an international student who is interested in AMSE. How do I apply AMSE?

A. Please email Prof. Ning Chen at and he will guide you through the application process.

Q. My undergraduate degree is not in computer science. Is it possible for me to apply the AMSE program?

A. Yes. It is possible. Please contact Prof. Ning Chen for more details.


We did it again! We are listed on 2013 U.S. News

Ranked #10 Online Education - Engineering (Graduate)

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USNews 2013

We are listed on 2012 U.S. News

Online Education - Engineering (Graduate)

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USNews 2012

Our Previous Student Orientation

New student orientation

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Midpoint workshop

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MSE Alum

MSE Seminar videos available for viewing

Dr. Ning Chen, Title: "Dancing with Frameworks" 

Mr. Mark Ofori-kyei, Title: "Software Defect Management" 

Dr. Beryl Bellman's seminar, Title: "An Overview of Enterprise Architecture: Frameworks, Views, and Models Used in Commercial and Government EA"

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Software Engineering students are responsible for ordering their own textbooks. Textbooks can be ordered / purchased from any source. Please consult the course schedule for the textbooks required (or recommended) for each course.