Career and Academic Opportunities

The demand for high-performing software engineers continues to grow.  According to projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth should increase by 21% through 2028, much faster than the national average.

Software engineers can find employment in almost any industry. Students coming from this pathway will be able to leverage their computer science strong background (and specialization) to qualify for unique positions.

Software engineering is synonymous with innovation, and new programming tools lead to inexplicable dilemmas that demand professionals with cutting-edge knowledge and skills to solve them. The accelerated pathway not only will help students getting their graduate degrees faster but also will enrich their career options by allowing graduates to start at a higher rank in their software engineering career.

Graduate Program Information

Salary and Career Information

Students focusing

Double Owl Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 3.25 in KSU undergraduate coursework
  • 60 hours completed toward Bachelor's degree
  • 30 hours completed in residence at KSU
  • Recommendation from 2 KSU faculty

Double Counted Courses

Double Counted Courses Include

Choose ONLY 3 from the course pairs below:

  • SWE 6623 to count for SWE 3313
  • SWE 6633 to count for SWE 4663
  • SWE 6653 to count for SWE 3633
  • SWE 6613 to count for SWE 3623
  • SWE 6673 to count for SWE 3643
  • SWE 6783 to count for SWE 4324

Pathway of Study

Pathway of Study


Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Department / College
Computer Science / College of Computing and Software Engineering
Rm. 338, J Building

Advising Contact
Selena He, Advisor

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Science in Software Engineering

Department / College
Software Engineering / College of Computing and Software Engineering
J 382 (Marietta Campus)

Advising Contact
Dr. Reza M. Parizi, Graduate Program Director
Phone: 470-578-2118