Master of Science in Software Engineering, Specialization in Cloud and Mobile Computing

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The MSSE Specialization in Cloud and Mobile Computing prepares you for a dynamic career in an advancing industry. This degree consists of 33 units and features evening classes held off-campus.

With 97% of people in the US owning a cell phone, the evolution of cloud and mobile computing continues to drive new services and capabilities. The Master of Science in Software Engineering, Specialization in Cloud and Mobile Computing prepares you for a dynamic career in any industry that demands cutting-edge computing technology and mobility. This forward-thinking degree consists of 33 units and features evening classes held off-campus in Santa Clara.

This program enables you to elevate your career to meet escalating demand. Taught by esteemed faculty from SJSU and industry professionals from prominent Silicon Valley firms such as Google, Tesla, and Cisco, the MSSE curriculum ensures a comprehensive learning experience.

Program Snapshot


years / 33 units


per unit*



*Fee listed will increase by 5% in Fall 2026. SJSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum; however, fees listed in published schedules may need to be increased to maintain the high quality of education we offer and are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the campus President, as appropriate.

Program Features

Practical skills

Learn the latest software engineering processes, prepare to master development technologies in cloud and mobile computing, and provide applications and services to end users.

Hands-on training

The program offers advanced hands-on training opportunities. You will develop skills in design, development, information security, usability, and much more.

Join innovators

Courses are taught within a cohort where you will have the opportunity to share insight and knowledge as well as network with other professionals in the industry.

Engineering ranking

SJSU ranks #5 among public universities for engineering salaries for graduates.

Career Opportunities

  • Amazon, Cisco, IBM, and Microsoft are listed as top employers of graduates from the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. 
  •'s estimated nationwide pay for a Technical Solution Manager, a career option for someone with this degree, is over $154,000. 
  • Software developers in California have a median salary over $164,000, according to O*NET OnLine. Engineers with this exciting career in Silicon Valley (San Jose metro) have an even higher earning potential. 
  •’s analysis of trends and predictions for cloud networking engineering salaries for 2024 is about $150,000 per year. 

“The specialization in cloud focuses on making you a good software engineer who can excel in any domain and can join any tech company in the bay area or anywhere else.”

Harshit Nagpal
Cloud and Mobile Computing Cohort 11

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