Computer Science BS / Software Engineering MS

Career and Academic Opportunities:

The demand for high-performing software engineers continues to grow.  According to projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth should increase by 21% through 2028, much faster than the national average.

Software engineers can find employment in almost any industry. Students coming from this pathway will be able to leverage their computer science strong background (and specialization) to qualify for unique positions.

Software engineering is synonymous with innovation, new programming tools lead to inexplicable dilemmas that demand professionals with cutting-edge knowledge and skills to solve them. The accelerated pathway not only will help students getting their graduate degrees faster but also will enrich their career options by allowing graduates to start at a higher rank in their software engineering career.

Sample Academic Plan

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline. Students can be identified in Sophomore year and early Junior year (i.e., once students meet -- or are close to meeting --- credit hour and other requirements).

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    • GPA: 3.25 in KSU undergraduate coursework
    • 60 hours completed toward Bachelors degree
    • 30 hours completed in residence at KSU
    • Recommendation from 2 KSU faculty
      • Recommendation letters should be sent to both:
        • Dr. Paola Spoletini at
        • Dr. Hisham Haddad at
  • Choose ONLY 3 from the course pairs below:

    • SWE 6623 to count for SWE 3313
    • SWE 6633 to count for SWE 4663
    • SWE 6653 to count for SWE 3633
    • SWE 6613 to count for SWE 3623
    • SWE 6673 to count for SWE 3643
    • SWE 6783 to count for SWE 4324
  • For current admission requirements please click here.

    • Undergraduate Degree
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    • Department / College
      • Computer Science / College of Computing and Software Engineering
    • Advising Contact
      • Hisham Haddad, Advisor
      • 470-578-4389
      • Rm. 337, J Building
    • Graduate Degree
      • Master of Science in Software Engineering
    • Department / College
      • Software Engineering / College of Computing and Software Engineering
    • Advising Contact
  • Complete the online application here to apply.

    The undergraduate and graduate programs will review your academic record.

    You will receive an email to your KSU student email account with the decision.