Accelerated Master's in Software Engineering

California State University, Fullerton

Admission Requirements

To enter the Accelerated Master’s in Software Engineering, you must have completed the following requirements. If you have any questions, please contact us and a staff member will get back to you soon.

Minimum Requirements for Admission

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or a related major along with equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 for your last 60 semester units
  • Prerequisites course: CPSC 362 Foundations of Software Engineering (or equal professional experience)
  • TOEFL (international applicants only): a minimum score of 550 (paper) or 80 (iBT) or 6.5 Academic IELTS or 58 PTE.

    GRE not required

How to Apply

Applications open in the late summer and the program starts in the spring. You can view application instructions and dates, or start your application, on our Apply page. If you would like to receive application updates, join our email list below.

AMSE director Dr. Bin Cong

“If you are a talented software engineer, you will have opportunities. Everyone will be looking for you.”

- Bin Cong, CSUF Professor and AMSE Program Director

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Program at a glance

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Area 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


Cost: $2,500 per course ($25,000 for program), plus mandatory campus fees

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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)

AMSE alum Levi Martin

“The skills I learned directly led to my promotion, managing all aspects of my company’s IT transition, and they keep promoting me with additional responsibilities and more compensation.”

- Levi Martin, AMSE alum

What’s your next step?

Learn about our program fees or join the AMSE email list. By joining the list you will also receive program and application updates.


What's your next step - Fees

Our program is a fast and affordable way to advance in the software engineering field. Learn more about program costs on our Fees page.


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