Accelerated MS in Software Engineering

On-campus Program—Finish in 17 Months

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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 $2,880 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 up to 36 months of 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.

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

Spring 2021 will be our last Spring cohort. Starting Fall 2021, applications will be to join our Fall cohorts only.

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Dr. Song-James Choi

“We emphasize collaboration and communication skills among students, both of which are needed to become a successful software engineer.”

- Dr. Song-James Choi, CSUF Professor of Computer Science and Advisor of the AMSE Program

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Zhuoran Li

“I landed this teaching job which I enjoy very much after I graduated and got promoted several times since then.”

- Zhuoran Li, AMSE alum

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Program 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: 17 months

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Cost: $2,880 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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