Develop Your Career
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is home to more than 12 research labs and centers. As a Software Engineering student, you can work with nationally recognized faculty to conduct research and development in a variety of fundamental areas, including:
- Agent-based computing
- Decision-making and analysis
- Database mining and warehousing
- Multimedia system design and implementation
- Parallel computer architecture
- Cyber Security
|Requirements||Direct Master’s Accelerator||Advanced Master’s Accelerator||Pre-Sessional English|
|IELTSTM||6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)||6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5)||4.5|
|TOEFL®||80 (no sub-score below 18)||74 (no sub-score below 16)||50|
YesMust have minimum scores of:
Analytical Writing: 3.0
|Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees||Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in computer engineering or computer science, from an accredited university.|
|Additional Requirements||Students must have successfully passed:
|Available Entry||Fall or Spring||Fall or Spring||Fall, Summer or Spring|
- Software Architectures
- Software Engineering
- Software Process
- Software Requirements
- Software Testing and Quality Assurance
MS in Software Engineering
|Program||Credits Earned Towards Degree||Progression Requirements|
|Direct Master's Accelerator||9||Not applicable – student is already enrolled in degree program|
|Advanced Master's Accelerator||6||
3.0 GPA with no degree course grade lower than a B
Successful completion of English language courses, Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules.Students must take the GRE with minimum scores of:
Analytical Writing: 3.0
|Pre-Sessional English||0||Successful completion of all Pre-Sessional English Program course content and approval from the Master’s Accelerator team.|
Total credits required for degree: 30
Tuition and Fees
|Fee||Direct Master's Accelerator (1 semester)||Advanced Master's Accelerator (1 semester)|
|Total Tuition Costs||$16,627||$17,200|
All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.
Note: This cost is an estimate and is subject to change. Cost does not include housing and dining fees, books, or other living expenses.
*Price does not include tuition and fees following the MAP semesters. Please visit sc.edu/bursar for additional information about tuition rates.
Costs may vary depending on program placement. Please check sc.edu/iap for more details.
Notes: Additional lab fees will apply for direct Master's Accelerator students based on actual courses taken.
Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.
1Global Carolina fee covers all fees assessed for students (including ISS, English testing, BM fees, tech, health center, etc.).