MS in Software Development

The Master of Science (MS) in Software Development constitutes preparation for one of the largest and fastest-growing professions: software developer. It recognizes the ubiquitous and growing need for new and evolving software. The degree program is founded on the principle that developers must be thoroughly practiced in understanding new requirements in diverse fields and, acting as team members or leaders, fully competent to deliver secure, reliable software.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the MS in Software Development will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of computer language theory, software design, as well as databases, networks, or security.
  • Proficiency in algorithms, operating systems, computer language usage, software development, and the management of data, networks, or security.
  • Competence sufficient to investigate continually emerging new software technologies, applications, and approaches.

Admissions Information

For current admissions information, please visit the Metropolitan College website.

Degree Requirements

Students are required to complete the core curriculum courses and three electives. A minimum passing grade for a course in the graduate program is a C (2.0) but an average grade of B (3.0) must be maintained to be in good academic standing and satisfy the degree requirements.

A total of eight courses (32 credits) are required, as follows:

Core Curriculum (five courses/20 credits)

  • MET CS 521 Information Structures with Python
  • MET CS 526 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • MET CS 622 Advanced Programming Techniques
  • MET CS 665 Software Design and Patterns
  • MET CS 673 Software Engineering
    or MET CS 682 Information Systems Analysis and Design

Electives (three courses/12 credits)

When choosing electives, students should make sure that they have all prerequisites required by the selected course, or instructor’s consent. Choose three from the following courses:

  • MET CS 601 Web Application Development
  • MET CS 602 Server-Side Web Development
  • MET CS 633 Software Quality, Testing, and Security Management
  • MET CS 634 Agile Software Development
  • MET CS 664 Artificial Intelligence
  • MET CS 669 Database Design and Implementation for Business
  • MET CS 677 Data Science with Python
  • MET CS 683 Mobile Application Development with Android
  • MET CS 701 Rich Internet Application Development
  • MET CS 763 Secure Software Development
  • MET CS 767 Advanced Machine Learning and Neural Networks

Students interested in taking electives outside of the stated requirements should contact the Department of Computer Science for approval.