Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We are happy to announce the launch of our online program.

To enter the Extended Track of 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
  • Testing Requirement:  Take our online math placement test OR take the GRE – MORE INFO

To join the Accelerated Track of the Master’s in Software Development, you need to:

The Extended Track program is 18 months in length, and the Accelerated Track program is 12 months in length.

The accelerated track is designed for students that already have a strong background in coding.  If you are accepted into the program and feel you have a strong coding background, then you will have the option to apply for our 12 month accelerated program track.  You will have to pass our technical interview.

Our extended program gives a semester of foundations courses and then begins the same curriculum as the accelerated track.

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

  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. Submit your transcripts, resume, letter of recommendation, and statement of purpose.
  3. Schedule your online math test. We will send you a link to schedule on after you apply.

No prior experience means that you don’t need to have previously studied or worked in the software field.  Students can take a GRE or Math Placement Assessment for joining the program.

OPTIONAL: If you wish to join the Accelerated Track., you will need 20-50 hours of study to learn the basics of JavaScript in order to pass our JavaScript Coding Test.

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.

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.

On-campus programs: Fairfield, Iowa, United States

Online program: Anywhere you can find internet

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. This schedule is the same for on-campus and online programs.

There are 2 entries each year. One in February and one in August.

To see the sequence of steps for becoming enrolled in our program, please see our Admissions Checklist.

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