Computer Software Engineering (MS)

Software companies in and around the U.S. are facing a challenge. They can’t find enough senior developers to fill jobs. With the Master of Science in Software Engineering, you will be able to take on that coveted senior role in a software development group and lead your team to success while earning high wages. Nationally, a master’s degree adds $10,000 or more to a developer’s annual income compared to those with a bachelor’s degree alone.

The program is adaptable for many: those already in the industry; Vermont Tech Software Engineering bachelor's students wanting an accelerated master's degree; and career changers wanting proficiency and knowledge without completing a second bachelor's degree. The program's format is designed to be accessible and flexible for both full-time students and working professionals. Take advantage of late-day and evening courses, our use of distance-education technologies, and flexible scheduling to complete the program at your own pace. Graduates are prepared to apply for Ph.D. programs and are well positioned to teach at the high school or college level.

A student with a Master of Science in Software Engineering will be able to:

  1. Implement and analyze sophisticated algorithms and data structures
  2. Analyze the artifacts created during the software development process
  3. Know a range of distinct architectural styles, their appropriateness for problems, and possible organizational strategies for adoption
  4. Choose, read, and evaluate academic and industry publications
  • Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.  

Careers in Computer Software Engineering

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
98%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2018. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2017 (December 2017)

Job Projections
National Avg.
Software Developers
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

302,500

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2016-2026


Projected Employment Growth for Software Developers, 2016-2026 (source BLS) National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
National

2017 Median Pay (Software Developers) vs. National Median for All occupations (2017), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '18
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News & Events

16Jan
Vermont Tech is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Choose Vermont Scholarship program has launched! The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and 13 Vermont colleges and universities, including Vermont Tech, are partnering in the 2020 Choose... Read More
19Dec
Vermont Tech's Future is Strong, Says Moulton The Herald of Randolph by Zoe Newmarco Vermont Technical College President Pat Moulton’s goals for the Randolph Center campus raised eyebrows, when a WCAX report quoted her as planning to “shrink” VTC’s footprint in Randolph Center while... Read More
16Dec
On the heels of its national ranking in the 96th percentile for return on investment, Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the Class of 2019 achieved a 99% placement rate as demonstrated in the 6-Month Outcomes Survey. The college ranks first in the state for return on investment, according... Read More

Faculty

  • Craig A. Damon

    Craig
    A.
    Damon
    Associate Professor & Department Co-Chair

Associated Faculty & Staff

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