Master of Science in Software Engineering

Application Information

Throughout the year, we welcome new applicants with different application deadlines. The deadline for the Summer semester is April 1st, for Fall it is July 1st, and for Spring it is November 1st. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis within 2-3 weeks after submission. If you need more information, please contact the Director of Graduate Student Support, Melinda Ross at

Software engineering represents the fastest growing segment of software professionals, men and women who solve problems and issues in the development of mission-critical software to meet the needs of business and industry.  The MS in Software Engineering at Kennesaw State University prepares students for careers in this field by exposing them to real-time strategies and procedures that will give them a competitive edge in the market.  All courses in the program are available both face-to-face and online, and students can decide which delivery more is best for them for a particular course.

The program consists of 5 required courses and a number of electives.  Students can either take the project option, under which they complete 4 elective courses and a software engineering capstone project, or the thesis option, under which they complete 3 elective courses as well as a thesis. This program is available completely online as well as in the traditional face-to-face mode, or any combination of the two. 

Students entering the program must have at least a bachelor's degree.  Students who have an undergraduate degree in an area outside of computing can transition into software engineering by completing our foundation courses.  Such students may be assigned up to a maximum of 5 foundation courses.  Students with a degree in a computing discipline other than software engineering may also be assigned one or two foundation courses based on a review of the student's credentials.