Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible for our 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 with at least 120 US equivalent completed credits (in any subject and from any country)

The MSD program is approximately one year long.

Not currently.  We will likely offer this option in the future.

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. Take our pre-enrollment course and entrance exam.

No prior experience means that you don’t need to have previously studied or worked in the software field. We offer a free, online, self-paced pre-enrollment course to help you prepare for our entrance exam.

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 that you may qualify for to defer your tuition costs.

Fairfield, Iowa, United States

Class is weekdays from 10:00 – 3:30 (with a one hour break for lunch) and Saturdays from 10:00 – 12:30. Plan on 3-6 hours of homework every day in addition to time spent in class.

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!