California State University—​Fullerton

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Science in Software Engineering
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Industry experience will greatly help complete all the courses successfully. Each course in our program requires a significant amount of writing. Team work with other students is very important in successfully completing the course work. The course work is self-paced but communicating with the instructor and meeting the deadline of the assignment is the key to success.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Computer Science

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 20


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 9 full-time; 0 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 9
Average experience teaching online courses 7 years
National Academy of Engineering members N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 3 full-time; 1 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 35
Maximum class size 40

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus No
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students None


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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