2019 Most Affordable Online Master's in Software Engineering

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All 25 schools on the list below offer affordable online master's degrees in software engineering. Each school has an annual tuition rate under $18,000, and the average tuition of the schools is $11,712. Ranked #1, Middle Georgia State University offers an MS in Information Technology with a concentration in software development for $3,825 per year. University of Alabama in Huntsville, ranked #7, has six online software engineering programs in specializations such as advanced cybersecurity, embedded systems, and parallel programming. Tuition for University of Alabama in Huntsville's programs is $8,940 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in software engineering degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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  • Annual Tuition: $3,825
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 72
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Programming and Data Structures; C++ Programming; Computer Architecture; Distributed Enterprise Software; Mobile Computing Systems and Applications; Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Annual Tuition: $4,935
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,618
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Programming Languages; Advanced Software Design; Contemporary Issues in Database Management Systems; Software Measurement and Estimation; Software Project Planning and Management; Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Annual Tuition: $6,894
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,852
  • Example Classes:
    Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Manufacturing Systems Planning and Design; Project Management Processes; Statistical Process Control; System Optimization; Total Quality
  • Annual Tuition: $8,304
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,659
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Software Process; Modern Software Management; Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues for Software Engineers; Software Maintenance; Software Measurement; Software Verification and Validation

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 412
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Algorithms; Advanced Computer Networks; Advanced Network Security Topics; Applied Cryptography; Open Source Software Engineering; Operating System
  • Annual Tuition: $8,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,238
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Algorithms; Software Design and Architecture; Software Maintenance; Software Quality; Software Requirements; Software Testing
  • Annual Tuition: $8,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,961
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Operating Systems; Analysis of Algorithms; Object Oriented Design; Software Engineering Process
  • Annual Tuition: $9,725
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,422
  • Example Classes:
    Development of Distributed Systems; Software Complexity Metrics; Software Construction; Software Requirements Definition and Analysis; Software Testing and Debugging; Survey of Artificial Intelligence

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,217
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,138
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Real-Time Systems; Applied Fuzzy Logic; Computer Network Forensics; Fault Tolerant Computing; Switching Circuit Theory
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,342
  • Example Classes:
    Computing Platforms and Network Technologies; Information Security; Information Technology Project Management; Intermediate Database and Database Connectivity; Intermediate Java Programming; IT Infrastructure
  • Annual Tuition: $11,212
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,307
  • Example Classes:
    Information Retrieval and Text Mining; Machine Learning And Pattern Recognition; Principles of Artificial Intelligence; Software Specification; Verification and Validation

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,862
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 13,310
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Software Design and Implementation; Modern Software Methodologies; Relational Database Systems; Software Verification and Validation; Usability Engineering; User Interface Implementation
  • Annual Tuition: $12,024
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 788
  • Example Classes:
    Design and Development of Large Software Systems; Software Design and Architecture; Software Modeling, Validation, and Analysis; Software Systems Integration; Software Testing and Quality Management
  • Annual Tuition: $12,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,991
  • Example Classes:
    Cloud Computing and Virtualization; Data Visualization; Discrete Structures; Mathematics for Data Scientists; Programming Languages; Software Vulnerabilities and Defenses
  • Annual Tuition: $12,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,873
  • Example Classes:
    Programming in Java; Security in Computing; Software Architecture Applications; Software Testing; User Interface Engineering; Web and Cloud Computing
  • Annual Tuition: $13,160
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,993
  • Example Classes:
    Developing e-Commerce Systems; Foundations of Software Testing; Process Management and Lifecycle Modeling; Program Translation; Software Construction; Software Systems Modeling and Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $13,248
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,588
  • Example Classes:
    Distributed Systems; Fault-Tolerant Computer Systems; Parallel Processors and Processing; Real Time and Time Sharing Systems; Software Verification and Validation; Systems Theory
  • Annual Tuition: $13,770
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,909
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Graphic Interfaces; Design, Maintenance and Quality; Disciplined Software Development; Object Oriented Design; Software Test
  • Annual Tuition: $13,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 18,407
  • Example Classes:
    Calculus for Engineers; Discrete Mathematical Structures; Information Assurance and Security; Microcomputer Architecture and Programming; Operating Systems and Networks; Principles of Database Management
  • Annual Tuition: $14,790
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,928
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Architecture; Agile Project Management; Enterprise Architecture; Information Systems for Decision Making; Information Technology Audit and Control; IT Project Leadership Strategies
  • Annual Tuition: $16,133
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,632
  • Example Classes:
    Artificial Intelligence; Artificial Intelligence Programming; Formal Methods for Software; High Speed Networks; Software Architecture; Software Re-Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $16,200
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 22
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Programming Concepts and AI; Cloud Computing; Data Structures and Testing; Databases and Web Development; Mobile Development; Programming Concepts
  • Annual Tuition: $16,464
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,860
  • Example Classes:
    Database Administration; Distributed Computing; Java Programming; Object-Oriented Programming; Web Enabled Information Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $16,956
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,099
  • Example Classes:
    Gaming Software Development with Service Oriented Architecture; Personal Software Process; Software Architecture; Software Construction; Software Design Patterns; Software Engineering Life Cycle
  • Annual Tuition: $17,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,163
  • Example Classes:
    Formal Methods in Distributed Systems; Parallel Algorithms; Requirements Engineering: Acquisition and Modeling; Software Architectures; Systems Programming; Verification and Validation

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