MS in Software Engineering - Information Science and Technology Track Overview The accredited online Master's Degree in Software Engineering is designed to address the rapid rise in demand for software engineering professionals. The expertise and knowledge developed in this program will prepare and push you to make an immediate contribution in the workplace. Drexel’s program utilizes a multidisciplinary curriculum that provides an understanding of the latest technologies and tools, and encompasses the behavioral, managerial and technical aspects of software engineering. It's designed specifically for working professionals interested in key roles in industry, government agencies, academia and other institutions. Many former students have advanced to be senior managers, executives or successful entrepreneurs of software engineering firms.Program FeaturesRigorous software engineering courses designed for professionals interested in improving their careers in Information Science and Technology, Computer Science, and EngineeringAn experienced faculty of accomplished software engineering professionalsA highly interactive methodology designed to challenge and engage, while remaining convenient for working professionalsState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum You'll follow a core curriculum as well as elect an area of concentration, or track — a cohesive, more specialized set of courses that builds on the core to support your particular career interests.Core CoursesComputer Science Courses CS 575Software Design3.0CS 576Dependable Software Systems3.0Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses ECEC 500Fundamentals Of Computer Hardware *3.0ECEC 600Fundamentals of Computer Networks *3.0Information Science and Technology Courses INFO 627Requirements Engineering and Management3.0INFO 638Software Project Management3.0Total Credits18.0 *For students in the online program, INFO 631 Information Technology Integration may be substituted for ECEC 500, and CS 544 Computer Networks may be substituted for ECEC 600.Information Science and Technology TrackRequired Courses12.0INFO 608Human-Computer Interaction INFO 630Evaluation of Information Systems INFO 636Software Engineering Process I INFO 637Software Engineering Process II Distribution Courses 9.0Select three of the following: INFO 606Advanced Database Management INFO 607Applied Database Technologies INFO 610Analysis of Interactive Systems INFO 611Design of Interactive Systems INFO 620Information Systems Analysis and Design INFO 631Information Technology Integration INFO 646Information Systems Management Two Elective Courses 6.0Select two of the following: INFO 612Knowledge Base Systems INFO 613XML and Databases INFO 616Social and Collaborative Computing INFO 617Introduction to System Dynamics INFO 634Data Mining Total Credits27.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A four-year bachelor's degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institutionA GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor's or aboveAdvanced capability in a structured programming language such as Pascal, C, or Ada, or an object-oriented language such as C++ or SmalltalkUnderstanding of the development of industrial-strength software applicationsUndergraduate courses with a B or better in: Systems analysis and design or software engineeringData structures and algorithmsDiscrete mathematicsRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationScores from the General Aptitude Test of the GRE Scores in the 50th percentile or above in all three sections are soughtOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedOne letter of recommendation, two suggested (academic, professional or both)Essay/Statement of Purpose In approximately 500 words, describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about youA current resumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $1157 per credit. This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for the MS in Software Engineering - IST Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.