This paper describes the experience obtained at George Mason University while developing a Master of Science program in software engineering. To date, the program has graduated over 45 students, with a current production rate of 10 to 15 a year. The paper also describes experience with a certificate program in software engineering, which is a software engineering specialization taken by Masters students in related disciplines, and the software engineering specialization within the PhD program in Information Technology. We discuss our courses, students, the successes that we have had, and the problems that we have faced.
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