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Advance Your Software Engineering Career

Who attends this program?

Students at computer

The Master's in Software Engineering at the University of Minnesota is designed for individuals 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 recent college graduates and 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.

How to Apply Attend an Info Session 






Christopher-Marc Cumberbatch

What did our 2022 graduates find the most valuable about the MSSE program?

"I now have a better understanding of leading technologies in software engineering."

"Collaborating with others on the group projects was extremely valuable. I think it pushed us all to do better."

"The learnings related to software project management and successful software team methods were beneficial."

"My biggest takeaway was learning about the latest advanced technologies and how soft skills play an important role along with tech skills."

"I appreciated that the program courses were based on the working world for software development."


2023 Code Freeze Speaker Slides

Check out the presentation slides from the 2023 Code Freeze speakers.

Mentoring future software engineers

MSSE alumnus, Denny Cheng, introduced a high school student to the field of software engineering

MSSE class of 2022 student receives internship at Apple

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


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

~ Albert Einstein