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Masters of Science in Software Engineering

PROGRAM NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENT: Ranked in the top 15th in the nation 2 years in a row.  Read the details for 2018 in the  US News and World Report for Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs.

Click Here to read the latest 2018 news release at Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources about the program ranking.

Click Here to read the 2017 news release at Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources about the program #10 ranking.

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About the Program

The M.S.S.E. degree is a unique exte nded learning program that provides graduate level software engineering expertise to individuals who are currently working in the computer and information technology industry. The M.S.S.E. program aspires to serve both adult learners from the local computer and information technology industry, and extended learning students taking the course from remote locations. The typical M.S.S.E. student is a full ti me information technology professional who wishes to augment his work experience with additional academic enrichment.

The core course foundation for the Master's of Science in software engineering is realized through the software engineering certificate program. The Certificate consists of 15 credits, 12 of which can be completed as a non-degree student. The master's degree requires 18 credits in addition to the certificate. To work toward a master's degree, the student must be accepted to the MSSE program.

The courses for both the certificate and the master's degree are offered one evening per week, live via the Internet, using the WVU eCampus website. Check out our blog for more program insights from the program coordinator and others in the program . To access current term classes, login to eCampus at

As far as possible, full information about the program is maintained on these web pages:

If you have further questions after reviewing this information, please contact Dale Dzielski by email (preferred) or at 304.293.9135.