Accelerated M.S. in Software Engineering

On-campus Program—Finish in 16 Months

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Earn an M.S. in Software Engineering in 1.5 years at CSUF

The Accelerated Master's in Software Engineering from California State University, Fullerton prepares graduates for successful careers as software engineers and managers. All classes are held on our campus in Southern California.

  • Support and preparation: Learn from experienced faculty in the classroom and industry leaders on your capstone project. We also provide employment workshops and career preparation throughout the program.
  • Affordable classes: cost per course is $3,000 plus campus fees, making this a cost-effective way to advance in one of the best careers in the United States and around the world.
  • STEM Designated Program: Graduates are eligible for Optional Practical Training in the United States after graduation.

The Accelerated Master’s in Software Engineering is an on-campus version of the University’s online program Opens in new window , which was named one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Coding Camp

Free Coding Boot Camp

Want to sharpen your coding skills? During the summer, we offer a free coding boot camp for AMSE students! You’ll learn exciting new software, complete hands-on projects, and collaborate with fellow students to build your portfolio.

Learn about Coding Boot Camp

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Information Sessions

To learn more about the program benefits and schedule, visit our Information Session page to reserve a spot for an upcoming session.

Upcoming Sessions

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Application for Fall 2024 is closed!

Applications to join our Fall 2025 cohort open October 1! Join our email list below to receive updates. You can also visit our Apply page for application instructions.



“...the curriculum at CSUF had excellent alignment with the industry trends and that was what I needed to specialize and enter the industry."

– Madhurima Gazula, AMSE student

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“The coursework of the AMSE program matched perfectly with my interests.” 

– Mayuri Kumbhare, AMSE student

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CSUF Accelerated M.S. in Software Engineering At a Glance:

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Areas of study: 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

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Number of courses: 10 courses (30 units)

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Program Length: 16 months


Cost: $3,000 per course plus mandatory campus fees (fees are subject to change at any time during the program)

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Ideal for: Those looking to enter or advance in the software engineering field; the program also prepares students for management roles or advanced study as a researcher

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Program Format: On campus (Fullerton, California)

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Admission Requirements

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Interested in what it takes to apply? View a list of what you will need to apply to the program.