Frequently Asked Questions

What’s required for admission?

To enter the Master’s in Software Development, you need to:

  • Be a US Citizen, permanent resident, or have a different status permitting work and study in the United States
  • Have a bachelor’s degree (in any subject and from any country)
  • Have a grade point average from your bachelor’s (or master’s) degree of 3.0 or higher
  • Pass our online technical interview

How long is the program?

12 months, including a 3-week winter break and a 1-week spring break.

What if my bachelor’s degree is from another country? Does it transfer?

Most likely. Once you apply, our admissions team will review your transcripts. If your degree doesn’t qualify as a US-equivalent bachelor’s degree, you may request a refund on your application fee.

What are the next steps to becoming accepted?

  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. Submit your transcripts, resume, and references.
  3. Begin preparing for your technical interview

Why is there an entrance exam (Technical Interview) if the program is for people with no prior experience?

No prior experience means that you don’t need to have previously studied or worked in the software field. However, beginners will need 20-50 hours of study to learn the basics of JavaScript in order to pass the entrance exam (technical interview). This learning can be achieved in an hour of study per day for 1-2 months, which means that even someone with no previous experience can apply, study, and become accepted to the program. Learn more about our technical interview by clicking here.

Does this program qualify for federal student loans?

Yes! Once you apply to the program and submit your FAFSA, our financial aid office will determine if you qualify for federal student loans. Most of our applicants qualify for federal student loans.

What if I don’t qualify for federal student loans?

After you submit your FAFSA application, our financial aid office will review your application and determine if you qualify for federal student loans or not (the large majority of our applicants do qualify). If you don’t qualify for federal student loans, we have a special arrangement available to help you pay for tuition, although it does not cover any housing, meals, or personal expense costs you have.

Where is the program?

This program is in Fairfield, Iowa, United States.

What is the daily schedule?

Class is weekdays from 10:00 – 3:30 and Saturdays from 10:00 – 12:00. Plan on 3-6 hours of homework every day in addition to time spent in class.

How many entries are there into the program?

There is 1 entry per year to the Master’s in Software Development, which is in August of each year.

Is there an online option?

Not at this time. This program is 12 months on campus in Fairfield, Iowa. Learning is generally more effective in-person when you can be in physical proximity to your teachers and classmates.

What are the steps to becoming enrolled?

To take the next step to becoming enrolled in our program, please see our Admissions Checklist.

Have more questions?

Feel free to contact us with any additional questions you have!