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Our admission committee focuses on selecting candidates who have the potential to successfully complete the program and contribute to class diversity and quality.

Applications

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 aprogram

Before formally applying, please email your resume and unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts to emse@utdallas.edu.

If you are eligible to apply, you will then need to complete and submit your materials to ensure full and timely consideration of your application. No decision will be made until all required materials have been received. Students are advised in writing/electronically of their admission status within 10 business days of receiving a complete application. A complete application must be submitted to the program office through the program website. Before completing any forms, you should read the UTD policy statements related to submitting information to UT Dallas

Requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related field.
  • Three years or more of full-time employment as a software professional.
  • Knowledge of a programming language (C, C++ or Java) and data structures and algorithms.
  • A complete application form.
  • Copies of transcripts and degree certificates from all the colleges attended. Once admitted, official copies of transcripts and degree certificates are required.
  • A detailed resume, including work history.
  • Three letters of recommendations on forms supplied by the program.
  • A signed tuition payment form.
  • International students must complete the TOEFL unless exempt.  For details: TOEFL Requirements
  • Students must comply with the general UT Dallas admission guidelines including immunizations required by UT Dallas Health Center.

Deadlines

Deferred Applicant Registration (Deferred applicants only)

  • If ALL of these requirements are met:
    • UT Dallas Program application received
    • Application fee paid on or before October 31st, 2019
  • Then:
    • The $300 non-refundable portion of the application fee will be applied to your tuition
    • The $500 deposit on your seat will be applied to your tuition
    • Therefore, all $800 of the application fee is applied to your tuition
    • The will show up as a credit on your first tuition bill in the Fall

Early-bird Registration (New applicants only)

  • If ALL of these requirements are met:
    • UT Dallas Program application received
    • Application fee paid on or before December 31st, 2019
    • Application fee paid within 2 weeks of program acceptance
  • Then:
    • The $300 non-refundable portion of the application fee will be applied to your tuition
    • The $500 deposit on your seat will be applied to your tuition
    • Therefore, all $800 of the application fee is applied to your tuition
    • The will show up as a credit on your first tuition bill in the Fall

Mid-bird Registration (All Applicants)

  • If ALL of these requirements are met:
    • UT Dallas Program application received
    • Application fee paid on or before March 31st, 2020
    • Application fee paid within 2 weeks of program acceptance
  • Then:
    • $150 of the non-refundable portion of the application fee will be applied to your tuition
    • The $500 deposit on your seat will be applied to your tuition
    • Therefore, $650 of the application fee is applied to your tuition
    • The will show up as a credit on your first tuition bill in the Fall

Regular Registration (All Applicants)

  • If ALL of these requirements are met:
    • UT Dallas Program application received
    • Application fee paid on or before August 13th, 2020
  • Then:
    • The $500 deposit on your seat will be applied to your tuition
    • The will show up as a credit on your first tuition bill in the Fall

Late Registration (All Applicants)

  • If ALL of these requirements are met:
    • UT Dallas Program application received between Friday, August 14th, 2020 and Monday, August 24th, 2020
    • Application fee paid between Friday, August 14th, 2020 and Monday, August 24th, 2020
  • Then:
    • The $500 deposit on your seat will be applied to your tuition
    • A minimum $100 late fee will be assessed
    • Any credits will show up on your first tuition bill in the Fall

Note

While we strive to keep the dates above current, all dates and fees are subject to change.  The official dates and fees are kept in the Bursar’s area in the UT Dallas Academic Calendar.

Application Fee

  • $300 non-refundable application fee
  • $500 used as one of the following:
    • A deposit to hold your seat in class and credited toward tuition.
    • A non-refundable deposit, if you are conditionally/unconditionally admitted to the program and decline to attend.
    • A refundable deposit, if you are not admitted to the program.

Tuition Fee

The total cost of the program is $36,000. This amount covers the following items for the entire 20-month program:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Textbooks
  • Course materials
  • Access to UT Dallas resources
  • Meals on EMSE class days
  • Parking permits

An additional $3,000 fee will be charged for those who are required to take the pre-requisite course CS 5343: Data Structures and Algorithms. This fee is due by the first payment deadline.

Please Note:  No refunds will provided after the first day of class.

Installment Tuition Payment Plan Terms

The program cost is payable in five equal installments with one installment due prior to the start of each semester. The fees payments are no later than the published deadline.  The official deadlines are provided in the UT Dallas Academic Calendar (second page under “Payment and Refund Calendar”).

  • A Student commits to pay the full amount of the tuition and fees for the Executive Masters of Science in Software Engineering, in accordance with the established terms of the Installment Tuition Payment Plan. Payments not received by the University of Texas at Dallas (University) by the due dates are considered late. Students will be charged $25.00 for each late payment (maximum $50.00) to defray the costs of following and handling the delinquent payment(s).
  • A STUDENT WHO FAILS TO MAKE FULL PAYMENT OF TUITION AND FEES, INCLUDING ANY INCIDENTAL FEES, BY THE DUE DATE MAY BE PROHIBITED FROM REGISTERING FOR CLASSES UNTIL FULL PAYMENT IS MADE. A STUDENT WHO FAILS TO MAKE PAYMENT PRIOR TO THE END OF THE SEMESTER OR TERM MAY BE DENIED CREDIT FOR THE WORK DONE THAT SEMESTER OR TERM. The following additional penalties may be imposed: (1) withholding of grades, transcript, and/or degree, and (2) bar against readmission. The indebtedness, at the University’s option, may be reported to a credit reporting agency(ies).
  • On default in payment under this Plan, the unpaid tuition balance and the late charge(s) shall become immediately due and payable. Upon default, the University may exercise all rights and remedies provided at law or in equity.
  • Drops and Refunds cannot be processed after Census Day.   The date of Census Day is also published in the UT Dallas Academic Calendar.

Semester based Installment Plans

If you would like to pay each of the 5 installments via a separate semester based installment plan, then you may elect to do this.  Details of the semester installment plan may be found here (Search for “Installment Plan (ECS MSE Program Only)”):   Bursar Payment Options

Financial Aid

This program does not provide direct financial assistance to students, but students are eligible for loans through the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office.

Please visit UTD Financial Aid or contact financial-aid@utdallas.edu (972-883-2941) for general information on financial aid, scholarships, long-term educational loans, or federal and state veterans benefit programs. The office is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Please note that the Hinson-Hazelwood benefits are not available for students enrolled in the Executive MSSE program because the program is self-supporting and does not receive state funding.

Visa Policy

We accept US, Permanent Resident, L1, H1B, and H4 visas. We are currently not accepting F1/J1 Visas.

Immunizations

As a UTD student, you must comply with the general UT Dallas admission guidelines including the mandatory bacterial meningitis vaccination as well as Tuberculosis screening for all persons born outside of the United States. Be sure to schedule the test as soon as possible. For more information, please visit:

UT Dallas Immunization Information

Gerard A. Matthew

Student of EMSE

Just before graduation and final project presentation, I started the interview process with Amazon. I went through two phone screens and five onsite interviews. I was successful through the process and in one week I'll be starting at AWS in Seattle. Thanks for everything you've done and the challenges you've presented to our group.

Prabin Gautham

Student of CSE

EMSE program was fun and a great learning experience. I got a lot of exposure and insight into Software Engineering concepts, practices and standards. This reinforces understanding of the topics we may have had prior experience with at work. EMSE program's schedule is carefully designed around a working professional's schedule, which helped us balance work, life, and school. And the best thing is the wonderful people you meet and make friends with - teachers, classmates and program officials.