University of Alabama—​Huntsville

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Department:
MS in Software Engineering Computer Science
MS in Software Engineering Computer Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE) degree program from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Computer Science Department is focused on preparing students to develop large-scale software systems using industry-derived formal development processes. All of the courses required for the degree program are now available via Distance Learning so that students have the opportunity to complete all degree requirements without having to be resident on campus.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in computer information technology programs 2
Concentrations offered
Computer Science
Computer Engineering
More specialized departments/concentrations offered

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 13


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 4 full-time; 1 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 4
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 4 full-time; 13 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 5
Maximum class size 56

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate N/A
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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