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 professionalsRelated ProgramDon't have a technical background in software engineering? The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science offers a foundation in information technology that prepares you for the Master’s in Software Engineering.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Computer Science Courses CS 575 Software Design3.0 CS 576 Dependable Software Systems3.0Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses ECEC 500 Fundamentals Of Computer Hardware3.0 ECEC 600 Fundamentals of Computer Networks3.0Information Science and Technology Courses INFO 627 Requirements Engineering and Management3.0 INFO 638 Software Project Management3.0Track Courses (See Table Below)27.0Total Credits45.0 Information Science and Technology TrackRequired Courses INFO 608 Human-Computer Interaction3.0 INFO 630 Evaluation of Information Systems3.0 INFO 636 Software Engineering Process I3.0 INFO 637 Software Engineering Process II3.0Distribution Courses - Select three of the following:9.0 INFO 606 Advanced Database Management INFO 607 Applied Database Technologies INFO 610 Analysis of Interactive Systems INFO 611 Design of Interactive Systems INFO 620 Information Systems Analysis and Design INFO 631 Information Technology Integration INFO 646 Information Systems Management Electives - Select two of the following:6.0 INFO 612 Knowledge Base Systems INFO 613 XML and Databases INFO 616 Social and Collaborative Computing INFO 617 Introduction to System Dynamics INFO 634 Data 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 mathematicsIf you don't have a background in these areas, you may be eligible for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science, which prepares you for the Master’s in Software EngineeringRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationScores from the General Aptitude Test of the GRE Scores in the 50th percentile or above in all three sections are soughtNot required if your cumulative GPA is a 3.0 or aboveOfficial 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 2017-2018 is $1228 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 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 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.