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 Graduate Degrees

  • MSE degree in Software Engineering
  • MS degree in Software Systems



  • The masters degree curriculum is constantly under revision to keep pace with changes in software engineering.
  • Students who continue to be active in the program are effectively protected from any delay in graduation that would otherwise be caused by these changes.
  • 30 semester hours will be required for the degree.
  • At least 18 hours must be in software engineering; at least 12 of these must be at the 600 level.
  • See for the current official degree requirements.
  • Effective beginning in Fall semester 2015, the required courses are:
  • Students may be required to take one or more of the following courses, depending on their computing background, such as Object-Oriented Design I SSE 550.
  • It is essential that you already be able to do multi-module programming in a modern high order language.  You need not know any specific language, and you do not need to know object orientation.

Accreditation: Mercer University is accredited by SACS.

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