West Virginia University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

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

WVU's Master of Science in Software Engineering program is designed for working professionals in the Software Engineering and IT industry. Students are not required to have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, but may be admitted based on a background in a STEM discipline and work experience. The program is tailored to working professionals and offers courses in the evening hours in a once per week meeting format.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Other

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 16

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 1 full-time; 6 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 33% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 1
Average experience teaching online courses 8 years
National Academy of Engineering members 0%
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 2 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size N/A
Maximum class size 25

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
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 Forbidden
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Minority
Same curricula for online and campus students Little

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.5 years
Program target time to graduate No time period
Required time to earn degree 10 years

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