Find your edge with the advanced engineering skills vital to managing complex software projects in the 2020s.

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Next-generation software developers are in demand.1 Enhance your credentials with curriculum developed in collaboration with IBM. A master’s in software engineering focuses on the application of engineering best practices to the design, development, testing, and evaluation of complex software systems.

Why Pursue Your Online MS in Software Engineering With Walden?

  • Be future-ready with security and security risk management mastery: Build valuable skills in an IT climate that emphasizes security for complex software projects.
  • Elevate your expertise in intelligent systems and big data: Coursework prioritizes these pivotal software engineering topics. Gain confidence in managing large, mission-critical projects.
  • Learn from advanced curriculum: Study real cases, visualizations, and applications through leading-edge coursework developed in collaboration with IBM.
  • Benefit from realistic, hands-on learning opportunities: Interactive curriculum and programming labs give you the freedom to apply what you learn in an authentic yet safe environment.
  • Gain well-rounded expertise: Beyond mastering software engineering technologies, you’ll examine the practical application of these technologies to address real-life business problems.
  • Choose an online program designed for working professionals like you: You’re never alone in pursuit of your MS in Software Engineering. Walden has your back with support services at every step.

Why Software Engineering Needs You

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According to the BLS, software developer jobs are expected to grow by 24% through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.1
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More than 97% of our graduates’ employers who responded to our survey say they would hire another Walden graduate.2

Stand Out With Next-Level Skills

In Walden’s master’s in software engineering program, you’ll explore the topics essential to leading large-scale IT development projects, including current techniques, technologies, and tools to evaluate software system architectures. Secure a thriving IT career by developing advanced expertise in security risk management, secure coding, big data analytics, and intelligent systems. You’ll focus intensely on these contemporary areas to ensure you graduate with the latest expertise.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Walden’s online MS in Software Engineering program will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate emerging technical developments that apply to software engineering.
  • Explore software engineering paradigms, tools, and techniques.
  • Examine the skills required to lead a project in the construction of a complex commercial software system.
  • Examine IT issues and methodologies used in the design and development of IT systems.
  • Gain an understanding of best practices used to develop and manage software development teams.
  • Develop an understanding of best practices used to develop and manage complex software development projects.
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Leadership Opportunities in IT Are Growing. Find Yours.

You have the drive to take your software engineering career to new places. Walden has the tools and resources to help you get there. From experienced faculty to exceptional student support, you’re never in it alone. Go further with Walden—get started today.

What’s the Career Impact of Earning an MS in Software Engineering?

Be the Tech Talent the Industry Needs

Organizations of all sizes need qualified software engineers to design, develop, and maintain increasingly intricate applications and systems. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs in this area are expected to grow by 24% through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.1  The digital magazine CIO ranked software developers among the 13 most in-demand tech jobs for 2019.3

A master’s in software engineering degree from Walden can empower you to meet the thriving demand for IT talent. Gain the specialized skills and advanced technical knowledge required to take on more responsibilities and larger-scale projects, paving the way for advancement and new career opportunities.

What Can I Do With a Master’s in Software Engineering?

A software engineering master’s degree from Walden can prepare you to pursue a number of career roles, including:

  • Software engineer, developer, architect
  • Programmer
  • Software engineering manager
  • Software engineering lead
  • Director of engineering
  • VP of engineering
  • Blockchain engineer
  • Security engineer
  • Embedded engineer
  • Mobile engineer

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this master’s in software engineering online program.

Increase Your Earning Potential

An MS in Software Engineering could potentially lead to higher earnings. According to Glassdoor, software engineers earn an average annual base pay of $103,035, with overall salaries ranging from $71,000 to $145,000 depending on skills and years of experience.4

1Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Software Developers. National long-term job growth projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.

2Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.

3Source: CIO, “The 13 Most In-Demand Tech Jobs for 2019—and How to Hire for Them.”

4Source: Glassdoor, Software engineer salaries. National salary estimates may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual salaries, and are subject to change.

The MS in Software Engineering program is not currently eligible for federal financial aid. Walden University is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Education to offer this program with federal financial aid, but at this time we cannot provide a general time frame on when any decision will be rendered.

Even though Walden University is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Education, individuals can still fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) for the program. Walden will collect and hold all paperwork that is received until such time as we receive a decision from the U.S. Department of Education. Federal program approval is separate from individual federal financial aid eligibility. In order for a student to receive federal financial aid when a program is approved by the U.S. Department of Education, a student must meet all other federal financial aid eligibility requirements as defined in the Walden University Financial Aid Terms and Conditions and Walden University Student Handbook.

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