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Software Engineering MS

Gain hands-on experience through team-based and individual projects in this master's in software engineering, all 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

Adjunct Faculty Member; Analyst; Application Engineer; Embedded Software Engineer; Flight Software Engineer; iOS App Developer; iOS Developer; Software Developer; Software Engineer; Software QA Engineer

Select program hiring partners

Adobe Systems; Google; Microsoft; SpaceX;  Teknic, Inc.; Software AG; Slalom; Ribbon Communications; ProcessLabs; Paychex Inc.; Mindex; LOCKHEED MARTIN; Helius; Groupon; General Motors; EPIC RPS; DraftKings; DEKA Research and Development; Annex Cloud


Outcome Rates for Software Engineering MS

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 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about RIT’s engineering education? It’s the opportunity to complete engineering co-ops and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart.

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.