Software Engineering, Specialization in Cloud and Mobile Computing


SJSU’s engineering program consistently receives top rankings for master's-level institutions by U.S. News & World Report.

Program Snapshot: 33 units to degree, 11 total courses, $24,750 for degree, evening & off-campus, Fall and Spring Admission. (Fees are subject to review & change)

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Handheld devices promise to dominate the future of software platforms as a result of the rapid convergence of computers and mobile phones. The number of mobile subscribers is continuously increasing, which makes Cloud and Mobile Computing an exciting and growing field.

The Cloud and Mobile Computing specialization will help you master the analysis, evaluation and implementation of Cloud and Mobile Computing principles as well as the appreciation of mobile platform project development issues, including design, development, communication, management, information security and usability. You will investigate the differences between desktop and mobile computing. You will dissect mobile apps and tool suites; learn about cutting-edge mobile software, frameworks, libraries and integrated environments.

Program Features

  1. Master Practical Skills
    This program prepares students to master: the emerging software development technologies to develop Cloud and Mobile Computing to provide applications and services to the end users & the latest software engineering processes where large-scale application design is pre-eminent and system integration is the standard mode of development
  2. Excellent Curriculum
    The curriculum is developed and co-taught jointly by SJSU faculty members and industry experts of prominent Silicon Valley companies such as Cisco, HP, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Oracle, VMWare, etc.
  3. Flexible Schedule for Working Professional
    Classes are held in Santa Clara and meet on the evenings and weekends, so students can be working and getting their degree at the same time.

Your Career Opportunities

With a Master of Science in Software Engineering, specialization in Cloud and Mobile Computing from San José State University, you will be ready for this new emerging field. Imagine an exciting career as a Network and Datacenter Administrator, Network Infrastructure Support, Network Implementation Team, Virtual Server Administrator, Storage Technology Administrator, or Information Technology Solution Provider.

Applying to the Program

Prospective students interested in the program are encouraged to complete a prequalification form so that a faculty advisor can review your background and make a determination about your suitability for the program.


Admission Requirement:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering/ Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field.
  • TOEFL if required.
  • GPA 3.0 or better.
  • Conditional admissions might be granted for applicants with exceptional background and GPA less than 3.0 but greater than 2.5.
  • NO GRE/GMAT Scores required.
  • Experience in related industry preferred.

For more specific information on SJSU's admission requirements, please visit the Engineering Graduate and Extended Studies website.