Who attends this program?
The Master's in Software Engineering at the University of Minnesota is designed for busy working professionals who desire a solid foundation in software engineering theory and best practice, combined with a thorough understanding of today's technologies, systems and analytics. This program is appropriate for software engineering professionals who want to increase their potential and relevance in the marketplace.
Our students come from a wide variety of organizations where classroom learning can be immediately applied to their jobs. Our graduates leave with enhanced critical thinking, leadership and interpersonal skills, giving them the tools they need to successfully manage and lead software projects. Our alumni gain a valuable network of industry professionals, communities of practice and peers to connect with throughout their careers.
What Our Students Say
"I have a new way of looking at software and other processes from inside an organization"
"Valuable exposure to guest speakers and new technologies"
"The sense of comradery in working with my cohort members"
"Introduction to a wide range of topics and ideas, getting away from the 'coder' mentality"
"Learning to quickly assess emerging software trends without getting too wrapped up in the implementation details"