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Why an MSSE degree?

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

    What did our 2021 graduates find the most valuable about the MSSE program?

"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"

U of M Students


Jan 27 Thu 9:00am

MSSE Information Session

Have all of your questions about the MSSE program answered by attending this online session.


MSSE class of 2022 student receives internship at Apple

May 4, 2021
First year MSSE student, Mashfique Anwar, has an opportunity to apply new skills in a real-world setting at Apple.

16th Annual Code Freeze - Humane Engineering

April 8, 2021
Code Freeze 2021 - Humane Engineering, sponsored by the University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center (UMSEC) and Cprime, was held virtually on February 25, 2021.

Cognizant Takes a Look at the Current State of Software Engineers

June 12, 2020
The pandemic has spurred businesses to develop customer-focused software, resulting in needed changes to software engineering approaches and cultures.


"The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them."

~ Albert Einstein