Studying Software Engineering at Regis

Software engineering plays a major role in the advancement of virtually every industry. This reliance on software is the impetus for the high employment trends of software engineers in the foreseeable future. The Regis University Master of Science in Software Engineering degree equips students with vital software engineering skills that empower them to create software solutions for virtually any industry.
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M.S. Software Engineering

Software Engineering Degree Overview

Regis University's Software Engineering program educates students on the various disciplines associated with modern software engineering. In particular, the 36 credit-hour degree provides in-depth knowledge on the specification, architecture, design, implementation, testing and security of enterprise applications. Students are instructed in the industry’s “best practices”, including user-driven requirements, architecture-centric design, and the Agile iterative/incremental process. The use of layered architectures, design patterns, and application frameworks is emphasized. Languages include Java™, C# and Objective-C. Deployment platforms include desktop, server, web, and mobile environments.  

Please see the Program of Study Diagram for this Software Engineering degree to learn more.

Total M.S. in Software Engineering Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours

  • Core course requirements: 9 credit hours
  • Degree course requirements: 3 credit hours
  • Software engineering electives: 12 credit hours
  • 600-level general electives: 9 credit hours
  • Degree completion requirements (Capstone): 3 credit hours

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Program Requirements

Core Requirements (9 credit hours)
MSCC 610 Information Technology Concepts
MSCC 630 Enterprise Architecture
MSCC 697 IT Research Methods
Degree Requirement (3 credit hours)
MSSE 600 Object-Oriented Software Engineering
Degree Electives (12 credit hours)
Select 4 classes (12 credit hours) from the following:
MSSE 610 Software Requirements and Processes
MSSE 640 Software Quality and Test
MSSE 642 Software Assurance
MSSE 650 iOS Software Development 
MSSE 652 Enterprise iOS Software Development
MSSE 655 Android Software Development 
MSSE 657 Enterprise Android Software Development
MSSE 661 Web Software Development
MSSE 663 Web Frameworks
MSSE 665 Web Visualization Frameworks
MSSE 667  Web Mobile Frameworks
MSSE 670 Java Software Development
MSSE 672 Advanced Java Software Development
MSSE 674 Enterprise Java Software Development
MSSE 676 Advanced Enterprise Java Software Development
MSSE 680  C# Software Development 
MSSE 682  Enterprise C# Software Development 
MSSE 692  Software Engineering Practicum I 
MCT 620  Distributed Systems 
MCT 621  Artificial Intelligence 
MCT 622  Real-Time Systems 
MCT 623  Graphics Programming 
General Electives (9 credit hours)
Select 3 classes (9 credit hours) from any School of Computer & Information Sciences 600-level courses.
Degree Completion Requirement (3 credit hours)
Select 1 class (3 credit hours) from the following:
MSCC 693 Graduate Capstone
MSCC 698  Graduate Thesis 
MSSE 696  Software Engineering Practicum II* 
*MSSE 692 is a prerequisite to MSSE 696. 

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

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Admission Criteria

The Master of Science in Software Engineering degree requires students to have sufficient knowledge and/or experience in database application, programming, computer networking and systems analysis and design. This is assessed for each applicant during the admission interview. Knowledge and experience can be supplemented by courses in these prerequisite areas. Not all supplemental courses must be completed prior to applying to the program, but must be completed prior to enrolling in core courses.

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another nation.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or recognized institution in another nation. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. If official transcripts are not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcripts are received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcripts from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
  • Two years of work experience (does not have to be computer related)
  • Current resume
  • Faculty interview
  • Admission Essay (instructions to upload your completed essay are included in the online application)
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Class Starts & Application Deadlines*

Term Class Starts Application Deadline
Summer 8W1, 2015 May 4, 2015 April 6, 2015
Summer 8W2, 2015 June 29, 2015 June 1, 2015
Fall 8W1, 2015 August 24, 2015 July 27, 2015
Fall 8W2, 2015 October 19, 2015 September 21, 2015
Spring 8W1, 2016 January 11, 2016 December 14, 2015

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $25,610 36 $710 $50
Online $25,610 36 $710 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.