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When you choose to advance your career through Carnegie Mellon’s professional master’s programs in Software Engineering, you can expect preparation and guidance that will position you well to meet your career objectives.

Whether you aspire to ascend to a position of technical leadership, refine and drive your organization's development process to the next level, or define and design broad-reaching system architectures, we can help you get there.

Our programs pride themselves in the numerous alumni who have applied what they learned here to become industry leaders in Software Engineering – true Agents of Change.

We'd like you to hear about our how our program can facilitate your goals from those who know its potential best: our graduates.


Jack Chen

Jack Chen

Software Development Manager - Amazon Web Services

MSE 2011

Jack Chen made Development Manager one year after he graduated from the MSE program. Remarkable in its own right, it is made even more noteworthy since Jack did it as a part of the extraordinarily fast paced team at Amazon Web Services (AWS). And Jack attributes much of that success to the skills, resources, and outlook he developed while a student in the MSE program.

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Jack Chen

Chris Nelson

Software Development Manager - Amazon

MSE 2006

As a part of his education in the MSE program, Chris learned to drive results through compelling communications to a broad range of stakeholders as well as the effective management of both human and technical resources. And, although he hailed from a solid technical background, these skills facilitated Chris’ continued success and growth after graduation.

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