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MS in Software Engineering

Futurize your skills—and accelerate your career—with an MS in Software Engineering from Walden.

The demand for skilled software developers is expected to skyrocket by 24% through 2026.1 Be ready for opportunities with a master’s degree program focused on today’s biggest IT challenges.

Walden’s master’s in software engineering program equips you with the industry-required skills critical to managing large, complex software projects in the 2020s.

  • Build expertise that matters—60% of the coursework centers on the critical topics of security, big data, and intelligent systems.

  • Gain the relevant skills today’s IT employers want through courses developed from a university designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

  • Be ready to hit the ground running with hands-on learning opportunities, including virtual programming labs.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: September 6, 2021

Transfer Credits: Up to 15 credits

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More about our MS in Software Engineering program

As current technologies mature and new ones emerge, companies are scrambling to recruit the best and brightest tech talent. In fact, CIO Magazine says that software developer is one of the most in-demand jobs in the U.S.2

Be ready to make your move with a master’s in software engineering from Walden, whether you’re looking to move up in your current organization or seek new career opportunities. Potential roles include:*

  • Software engineer, developer, architect
  • Programmer
  • Software engineering manager
  • Software engineering lead
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

To be considered for this master's program, you must have a bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science, information technology, or an equivalent subject and meet the general admission requirements. Proficiency in at least one modern programming language is highly recommended but not required. All applicants must submit a completed online application, resume and transcripts. More information for international applicants.

Your enrollment specialist will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application, and support you all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with a Walden Enrollment Specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
Our Enrollment Specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your MS in Software Engineering at Walden?

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"When I first started working in my field, I quickly realized that I was not equipped to perform as well as I could. Part of the reason was because my education did not prepare me well enough for the challenges I would face in the IT industry. Walden provides quality education that applies to the real world. I use the lessons I learned from my courses every day."

Daud Kamin | MS in Software Engineering Graduate & Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) Graduate.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Software Developers. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.

2Source: CIO, “The 13 Most In-Demand Tech Jobs for 2019—and How to Hire for Them

The MS in Software Engineering program is not currently eligible for federal financial aid. Walden University is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Education to offer this program with federal financial aid, but at this time we cannot provide a general time frame on when any decision will be rendered.

Even though Walden University is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Education, individuals can still fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) for the program. Walden will collect and hold all paperwork that is received until such time as we receive a decision from the U.S. Department of Education. Federal program approval is separate from individual federal financial aid eligibility. In order for a student to receive federal financial aid when a program is approved by the U.S. Department of Education, a student must meet all other federal financial aid eligibility requirements as defined in the Walden University Financial Aid Terms and Conditions and Walden University Student Handbook.


A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

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