Meet our alumni
Class of 2021
"One of my work colleagues, who is an alumni of the program, strongly recommended it after learning that I was interested in studying software engineering. My decision was based on the reputation of the University of Minnesota and that I could continue working while I earned my degree."
Class of 2021
"The program has helped me to become a more well-rounded engineer from a technical and leadership perspective. Before coming into the program, I didn't have much experience in understanding what was true enterprise software. The MSSE program taught me to think critically and to understand that "it depends" truly is the answer to any technical decision."
Class of 2020
"The skills I learned in the program were put to an abrupt test when I was unexpectedly promoted. If I had been given the promotion before attending the MSSE program, I'm not sure how successful I would have been. Everyday I draw on things my professors have taught me. I've been able to avoid numerous missteps thanks to the MSSE program."
Class of 2013
"MSSE was an opportunity to step back from my narrow view of the software world to study the entire end-to-end practice of software engineering. Prior to MSSE, I had over seven years of heads down coding experience but did not yet understand the complete effort involved to orchestrate the creation of world class software systems, from inception to completion. Thanks to MSSE, I am now confident that I can lead nearly any software engineering challenge to a successful outcome."