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Master’s Program

Earn a Master’s Degree in Software Development

The transition to civilian life doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, we think it should be the opposite: a healing time of transformation where you can find inner peace and develop your full potential.

If you have your bachelor’s degree and you’re wondering “What should I do next?”, and if you love to work with computers and technology to solve problems, then you’re in the right place.

The Master’s in Software Development program is a standalone program that accepts any bachelor’s degree and does not require any previous coding experience. You can earn a master’s degree in software development and be job-ready for an in-demand career that is well compensated in just one year, with two entries per year in August and February.

Our graduates’ average starting salary is $95,000, and many are employed with Fortune 500 companies including Bank of America, Google, Amazon, and more!

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Why choose MSD?

  • Earn a fully accredited master’s degree in software development, which is more attractive to employers than a coding boot camp certificate.
  • No previous coding experience is required and any US bachelor’s degree or equivalent is accepted.
  • Block system: All Courses are taken one at a time in one-month blocks — no juggling homework and tests for multiple classes, which allows for full immersion in the course.
  • Consciousness-Based Education: Our curriculum includes the Transcendental Meditation® technique, which helps to reduce stress and create coherence, and is backed by over 380 peer-reviewed research studies.

Start on a Fulfilling Career Path

Our Graduates Average Starting Salary is $95,000 Per Year

Range from $85,000 to $135,000

Use Your Veteran Benefits

You earned it, now it’s time to use it! We are proud to be a Yellow Ribbon Program school. This means that as a veteran you may qualify for additional assistance to help pay for tuition and fees not covered by the Post-911 GI Bill®.

Some of the VA benefits that may be available to you include:

  • VA Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment®
  • VA Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill®
  • VA Chapter 35 Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) Program®

For questions on Veterans benefits, contact our military benefits expert Tal Ron at tron@miu.edu or 641-472-1156.

Maharishi International University is a 501(c)(3) non-profit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Consciousness-Based Education

We recognize that everyone has an infinite field of creativity, intelligence, and happiness within. We expand the traditional scope of education to nurture the whole person through a holistic education that integrates the growth of consciousness with cutting-edge knowledge and invaluable career skills, including Transcendental Meditation®.

TM is an effortless mental technique that relieves stress, promotes wellbeing, improves learning ability, and increases academic and job performance. Introduced to the west by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, our university’s founder, over 380 peer-reviewed scientific studies have been completed and show the benefits of this simple mental technique.

A peer-reviewed paper published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress found that after practicing TM for 3 months, half of the veterans who participated no longer met the diagnostic criteria for having PTSD, compared to only 10% of those who received standard trauma based-therapy.

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Backed by our Tuition Refund Guarantee

We are so confident in our program that we offer a tuition refund guarantee: If you graduate, fulfill the job-search requirements, and do not obtain a job offer of at least $50,000 within 12 months, your entire tuition cost will be refunded.

I joined the Master’s in Software Development (MSD) program in February 2021 and will graduate in August 2022. What I appreciate most about MSD is the quality of our professors. They are passionate about the material they teach and that shows through. It’s very clear from day one.  The way they teach helps me stay interested. They enjoy the material and set the example through their dedication and level of knowledge. They are at the top of their profession. All of them. I have not met one professor who is  not at the top of their profession in the unit they are teaching.

Also, the small class size and intimate atmosphere is something you don’t get at large universities. A lot of guys who have been in the military don’t want to be in a huge massive university. In the military we are trained in small units and they favor smaller units.  I taught in the Navy and always had around 12 people in my classes.

Are You Ready to Change Your Life?

Are You Ready to Change Your Life?


Master’s in Software Development
Maharishi International University
1000 North Fourth St.
Fairfield, Iowa 52557 USA