The Master of Science with a major in Software Development requires 30 graduate credit hours. Coursework is only available in the online format. Refer to the Graduate Admission Requirements page for more information regarding admission criteria.
The John E. Simon School of Business introduced the new MS with a major in Software Development in the 2017-18 academic year. This Degree, as are all programs at Maryville University, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). However, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), our specialized accrediting organization, will not add any new majors to the list of accredited programs until the new program has been offered for two years, and its first students have graduated.
BUS-501, Survey of Business, will be required if the applicant’s GPA is below a 3.0 and/or if the applicant’s undergraduate degree was outside the area of business, however, credits earned for BUS 501 do not count toward graduate degree requirements.
SWDV 600 Introduction to Programming and SWDV 610 Data Structures may be waived if the applicant possesses an undergraduate degree, minor, graduate degree, or equivalent coursework in computer science, computer engineering, information technology with a specialization in software development, data science or software development. Applicants with at least two years of work experience as a software developer or software engineer may also waive SWDV 600. Applicants with relevant experience may request a waiver for SWDV 610. An interview may be required.
Students who waive out of SWDV 600 and/or SWDV 610 should select replacement coursework from the MS Data Analytics, MS Cybersecurity, MS Data Science, MBA, or MA Management & Leadership to reach required total of 30 graduate credits.