Software Engineering Graduate School Rankings: List of Top Schools
Most types of computer software, including games, applications and operating systems, are designed and developed by software engineers. Large organizations may also employ software engineers to manage their computing systems. Two of the top schools for software engineering programs include the Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Texas at Austin.
Top Graduate Programs in Software Engineering
1. Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a private research university established by the entrepreneur Andrew Carnegie. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) named CMU the nation's second-best graduate school for software engineering in the June 2007 issue of Communications of the ACM.
The School of Computer Science's Master of Software Engineering (MSE) program, which aims to train leaders in the industry, is offered to applicants with 2-5 years of work experience. Those with less work experience may consider the master's degree program in information technology with a concentration in software engineering. Both programs are offered in full-time, distance learning and part-time formats. An embedded software engineering master's degree program and a dual degree program leading to an MSE and a Master of Business Administration are also available.
- Address: 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
- Phone Number: (412) 268-2000
2. The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is a public university that was ranked in the top 25 American research universities by The Center for Measuring University Performance in 2009. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report named UT the nation's ninth-best school for graduate-level education in engineering.
UT's Cockrell School of Engineering offers software engineering as one of 11 concentrations within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. For working professionals, the program is also offered in a part-time format, which is operated by the Center for Lifelong Engineering Education. UT was ranked ninth among the best U.S. graduate programs in software engineering by Communications of the ACM in June 2007.
- Address: 2400 Inner Campus Dr., Austin, TX 78712
- Phone Number: (512) 471-3434
List of Good U.S. Schools with Software Engineering Graduate Programs
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|Ohio State University||55,014||190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210||(614) 292-6446|
|The University of Texas at Austin||50,995||2400 Inner Campus Dr., Austin, TX 78712||(512) 471-3434|
|Michigan State University||47,071||East Lansing, MI 48824||(517) 355-1855|
|University of Washington||45,943||1400 NE Campus Pkwy., Seattle, WA 98195||(206) 543-2100|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||43,881||601 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820||(217) 333-1000|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||41,674||Ann Arbor, MI 48109||(734) 764-1817|
|Purdue University||41,052||West Lafayette, IN 47907||(765) 494-4600|
|University of Maryland - College Park||37,195||College Park, MD 20742||(301) 405-1000|
|University of California - Berkeley||35,830||Berkeley, CA 94720||(510) 642-6000|
|University of Colorado at Boulder||33,010||Boulder, CO 80309||(303) 492-1411|
|University of Pittsburgh||28,328||4200 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15260||(412) 624-4141|
|University of California - Irvine||27,142||Irvine, CA 92697||(949) 824-5011|
|Kansas State University||23,581||Manhattan, KA 66506||(785) 532-6250|
|Oregon State University||21,950||Corvallis, OR 97331||(541) 737-0123|
|Cornell University||20,633||Ithaca, NY 14853||(607) 255-2000|
|Georgia Institute of Technology||19,413||225 North Ave., Atlanta, GA 30332||(404) 894-2000|
|Stanford University||18,498||Stanford, CA 94305||(650) 723-2300|
|Carnegie Mellon University||11,197||5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213||(412) 268-2000|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||10,384||77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139||(617) 253-1000|
|California Institute of Technology||2,126||1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125||(626) 395-6811|
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