A Five Year Perspective on Software Engineering Graduate Programs at George Mason University

7th SEI Conference on Software Engineering Education, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 750, Jorge L. Diaz-Herrera (Ed.), pages 473--488, San Antonio, Texas, January 1994.

Paul Ammann, Hassan Gomaa, Jeff Offutt, David Rine, and Bo Sanden.


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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