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Gain the Practical Knowledge You Need to Be a Successful Software Engineer

Brandeis University’s Master of Software Engineering equips you with the practical knowledge needed to excel in this growing field. Learn through hands-on, practical experience with expert faculty. Our part-time online program allows you to maintain your professional and personal commitments. Small classes foster connections with your peers and instructors. Focus your education with diverse electives or a cybersecurity concentration.

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Showcase Your Skillset

A key goal of the Master of Software Engineering is that you develop a marketable, industry-aligned skillset and graduate with proof that you know how to use it. Throughout the program, you’ll design and deliver code to solve software problems, develop and run tests of software experiences and more. These experiences can be shared with employers to showcase your skillset and validate your industry expertise.

Curriculum for Today’s Tech World

Our courses provide a thorough understanding of the full stack development process. Focus your education with diverse industry-strength and emerging technology electives. We offer an optional cybersecurity concentration where you’ll learn cloud and network security and more.

Software Development Methodologies

Learn foundational software engineering approaches and best practices of the field.

Release Control and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (DevOps)

Learn tools and techniques for software release management and streamlining software delivery using DevOps approach.

Cloud Computing

Gain the skills to architect and develop digital software systems using cloud technologies.

“Many of the courses provided by the Software Engineering program are directly related to my profession and help me to gain more knowledge and success in my career. To-date, my experience with Brandeis GPS is excellent: the guidance from professors and administrative staff are amazing; it’s a very good place for any students who are looking for a peaceful learning environment; I got a chance to connect with knowledgeable people; and the ability to learn with classmates who are located remotely at different places is a great experience.”
– Srirangam, MSE’21
Software Engineering

Bold Leaders in Online Learning

Brandeis University has online education down to a science with decades of experience. Our faculty members, who are trained to teach online, create and refresh courses infused with best practices to optimize your learning experience. The platform is virtual, but the connections are real.

Pursue In-Demand Software Careers

Our graduates work in the field as cybersecurity professionals, IT leaders and senior members of software engineering teams. They hold roles in many industries, including finance and insurance, manufacturing and management.

Top Jobs for Software Engineering Graduates

  1. Scrum Master: $146,993 per year1
  2. Software Architect: $143,8892
  3. Lead Software Engineer: $120,865 per year3
  4. Technical Team Leader: $101,1464
  5. Senior Applications Developer: $90,139 per year5

Build a Network of Connections at Brandeis

At Brandeis, we work hard to ensure you connect with students in your program, building relationships that will last a lifetime. Through small classes, you’ll interact with our expert faculty and your peers while keeping up with other commitments. With our culture of inclusion, you’ll be a part of the Brandeis network no matter where you’re learning from or your background.

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  5., Senior Applications Developers, on the internet at (visited June 12, 2023).