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Graduate Programs
in Software

Build practical key skills to excel in the fast-changing software and data science field with an established leader in software education.

Graduate Programs in Software, part of the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas, was founded in 1985, and is one of the most respected, largest, and longest running software engineering programs of its kind in the U.S. As a leader in software education, we were recently ranked #5 in the Nation by Fortune Magazine for Best MS in Data Science.

Join the over 4,000 alumni from 39 states and 14 countries with graduate courses built for immediate career value:
  • Built for working professionals, you can earn your degree at your own pace - we offer in-person, online, and hybrid courses. With evening classes and three starts a year - spring, summer, and fall - you can begin when you are ready. 
  • Our reputable programs provide graduate students with a high-quality, dynamic education that integrates software technologies into workplace solutions, offering immediate career value and a strong foundation for the future. 
  • Our innovative curriculum is continually updated, based on the changing needs of the industry. You will learn state-of-the-art technology skills taught by faculty with extensive industry experience.
  • We offer countless opportunities for research, networking, and job placement. St. Thomas has deep connections with the software and technology community. Many of the school's alumni work for Twin Cities-based economic drivers, such as 3M, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Cargill, Mayo Clinic and Target. 
  • No GRE/GMAT - we are interested in you, not an entrance exam
If you want to advance your career, or start a new career path in software, data science or IT, we have a graduate program for you. With over 40 electives, four master’s degrees, and nine graduate certificates, you can tailor your education to your interests.

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