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Reputation

What is the program’s reputation?

As one of the first graduate software engineering professional degree programs and its pioneering curriculum, we have been influential in shaping software engineering education throughout the world. Applicants choose Carnegie Mellon’s professional master's programs in software engineering for several reasons. The university’s world-class research in software engineering, computer science, human-computer interaction, language technology, and robotics is often cited. Graduates report that their study in areas such as software architecture and project management are highly-sought by corporate recruiters. In addition, the program’s ties with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) assures that a notable number of our faculty and project mentors come with some direct association to the SEI. 

What is the program’s accreditation and rank?

The School of Computer Science, accredited and ranked* consistently among the top three schools in the country for more than three decades, is a unique environment for students, faculty, and staff. The school's academic standards are rigorous and expansive, emphasizing state-of-the-art research and educational breadth in software engineering, computer science, robotics, human-computer interaction, and language and information technologies.

*According to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as well as US News and World Report.