M.S. in Software Engineering - Admission

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the M.S. in Software Engineering must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) and demonstrate adequate experience as a professional software developer or programmer, whose academic and professional record suggest the likelihood of success in a demanding graduate program. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in an area other than software engineering, computer science, or the equivalent, may need to take the following bridge courses to develop the required background for the program:

  • Computer Programming I
  • Computer Programming II

Formal Admission Process

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee. Students seeking admission must submit:

Completed Application for Graduate Admission Form (available online.)

  • A Completed Application for Graduate Admission form (apply online.)
  • A Non-refundable $60 Application Fee made payable to Fairfield University (paid by credit card if applying online)
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history.
  • A Personal Statement. Students should describe why they want to undertake graduate studies in the program for which they are applying.
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree. (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.)
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor.

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, or 79-80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

All application materials should be sent to:

Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies Admission
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Phone: (203) 254-4184
Fax: (203) 254-4073
gradadmis@fairfield.edu

How to Apply

For detailed admission requirements, please refer to the links below:

Application Information for U.S. and Permanent Residents of the United States

Application Information for International Applicants

Access the online application directly

Admission Deadline

April 1 for full-time admission.

Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, Fairfield University requires students to complete a FAFSA form. For further information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.