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Software Engineering MS

Gain hands-on experience through team-based and individual projects in this software engineering master's degrees while you further your understanding of the development and implementation of modern software systems.

Program skills

The MS program comprises 36 semester credit hours, culminated by either a Capstone Project or Thesis. The program combines in-depth, contemporary skill building with theoretical concepts taught in courses. Courses focus on hands-on work that leverages individual and team skills. Students learn to bridge cutting edge work with the needs of the industry. Core courses include topics on software re-engineering, software modeling, and product line engineering, and ensure that graduates will possess both breadth and depth of knowledge in software engineering. The program provides students with the opportunity to tailor their program of study via technical electives and independent study.

Program facilities equipment

The department provides a variety of facilities where students collaborate on projects, polish their skills, and consult with faculty. Outfitted with the latest hardware and software technology, our facilities reflect our commitment to teamwork, interactive learning, and professional education. From the team rooms to the Collaboration Lab, our facilities are designed to support students and mimic a real-world software development environment.

Program job titles reported

Software Engineer; Software Developer; Software Quality Assurance Engineer; Web Applications Developer; Data Analyst; Software Tester; Database Developer; Software Design Engineer; Software Requirements Engineer; Web Developer; Programmer

Select program hiring partners

Adobe Systems, Altair Engineering, Inc., Amplify Education, Ashergroup, Ayco a Goldman Sachs Company, Draft Kings, EagleDream Technologies, Freshop, Google, Honeywell, HubSpot, IBM, L3Harris, MathWorks, Microsoft, Point Payments, Retail Business Services, Rochester Institute of Technology Department of Software Engineering, SpaceX, Vivial Media LLC


  • Advertising, PR, and Marketing

  • Aerospace

  • Defense

  • Food and Beverage

  • Health Care

  • Higher Education

  • Internet and Software

  • Investment Banking


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 94.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 94.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%