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.

Software engineering is synonymous with innovation, 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.


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Admission Requirements


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 letters from 2 KSU faculty. Letters should be sent to Dr. Reza M. Parizi at rparizi1@kennesaw.edu
Double Counted Courses Include

Choose ONLY three (3) courses from the list below:

  • 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
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Once students meet, or are close to meeting, the credit hour requirements listed below, they should speak with a College of Computing and Software Engineering Academic Advisor about applying to the Double Owl Pathway.

Junior Year (students have completed at least 60 credit hours): Apply to the Double Owl pathway here.

Senior Year (students have completed at least 90 credit hours): Apply to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Sample Academic Plan Apply
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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Department / College
Software Engineering / College of Computing and Software Engineering
Rm. 266, J Building

Advising Contact
Any CCSE Advisor
ccseadvising@kennesaw.edu
470-578-6226

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
Email: rparizi1@kennesaw.edu
Phone: 470-578-2118