Cal State Fullerton’s Accelerated Master of Science in Software Engineering (AMSE) combines the success and efficiency of our award-winning online program with the benefits of a tight-knit cohort of fellow students and our vibrant campus community.
The program is designed to prepare you for a career as a software engineer or manager in the industry or for a government agency; or for advanced study as a researcher. It is a full-time program, with all courses held during the day on our beautiful Southern California campus, and taught by full-time professors, with the exception of your final capstone project, during which you will be mentored by a leading industry professional.
Because this is a STEM-designated degree program, international students on F-1 visas who complete the program will also be eligible for Optional Practical Training for up to 29 months.
The Accelerated Master of Science in Software Engineering is a four-semester, on-campus degree program. The program consists of 30 units (10 courses) to be completed over 17 months. Students are grouped into a cohort that follows the same class schedule throughout the program.
The program curriculum is designed with the following learning goals: comprehension of software standards, implementation and management of software process, assessment/appraisal of software process, management of legal and ethical issues, collaboration and teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving, research and communication.
- All courses are three units. -
Applying to the AMSE program is a two-step process (and we can help you if you encounter any issues along the way): Just fill out the online application and submit additional documentation by mail. Applications for Spring 2018 will be accepted starting July 1; online application and additional documentation must be received by October 15, 2017.
Starting in Spring 2018, a new California State University online application will be available. You may submit the online application for AMSE from August 1, 2017 until September 30, 2017. A $55 application fee will apply and must be paid online. Please check back for more information on the new online application, or join our email list to receive updates.
To complete your application, you will need to submit the additional documents by mail from July 1, 2017 until October 15, 2017. To review the required documents, please download our Application Checklist PDF.