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Master of Science in Software Management (MSSM)

Hello students! Welcome to the Master of Science in Software Management - Current Student Program Page.

We are excited to have you as a part of our community of changemakers & innovators. During your time as a student in the MSSM program, you should use this page as your primary resource for guidance related specifically to your software management program. 


Curriculum Plans & Registration

Curriculum Plans


How Registration Works

With the exception of the first Fall semester, MSSM students are expected to register for courses through their SIO account. Registration for each term takes place during a specified period of time (as noted on the CMU Academic Calendar). Students should make sure to take note of registration dates & deadlines.

Students are encouraged to read through the SIO registration guide below for details on how to navigate the registration process. Additional registration-related information may be sent out from your iii Academic Advisor via email.

Registration Tools & Forms

Student Information Online (SIO) - Log-In

SIO Registration Guide

Course Overload Request Policy & Submission Form

Course Overload Request Proposal Document

Students can request a course overload after completing their first semester with a 3.6 GPA or higher. 

Advanced Course Details & Forms

MSSM Advanced Course Comparison Chart

This chart provides an overall of how and when an Independent Study, Capstone or Practicum experience could be a part of your MSSM degree. MSSM students can talk with their academic advisor about these opportunities after completing their first semester.

Independent Study Requirements & Form

An independent study course is an individual student project guided by a CMU faculty member for variable units (6 – 12 units) as an elective. 

Summer 2022 Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2022

Fall 2022 Proposal Deadline: July 15, 2022

Online Independent Study Submission Form

Capstone Proposal

A capstone course is a team project guided by a CMU faculty member to work on a student concept or idea for variable units (12 –24 units) during a student's final semester. Depending on degree plan, this course will either be a optional requirement or an elective.


A practicum experience is a team project guided by a CMU faculty member to work on an industry sponsored topic or problem for variable units (12 –24 units) during a student's final semester. Depending on degree plan, this course will either be a optional requirement or an elective.

Internship Search Resources & Requirements

MSSM - 16 month Students

Students in the MSSM - 16 month degree will complete a required internship during the summer term. These resources will help you prepare for your internship. 

MSSM Requirements

MSSM Internship Check-In Form (form will be available in Jan. 2022)

Students should complete form on a monthly basis beginning in January 2022

MSSM Internship Procedures

Review these step by step processes to secure your internship degree requirement.

iii Internship Details Form 

Complete this form once you have secured your internship to start the registration process.


International Student Resources

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Information - OIE

Review details to apply for CPT once your internship is confirmed.

OIE Offer Letter Template

Share this offer letter template with your employer to make sure all the necessary details are included in your offer.

CPT Advisor Recommendation Form - OIE

Once you are ready to apply for CPT, reach out to your advisor to finalize this form.

Campus Resources: Silicon Valley

CMU-SV Student Services Teams
Campus-Specific Resources

Meet Your Academic Advisor


Leia Delabahan, Senior Academic & Student Services Advisor



Office: Building 23, Rm. 221 (CMU-Silicon Valley)

Fall 2022 Drop-In Times

For quick-questions about course registration, iii student clubs, or anything else related to your iii program.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11 AM - 12 PM PT
Location: Back Patio, Outside of Building 23

Connect via Calendly 

Schedule an Appointment with Leia

30-Minute appointment slots for discussions that require more time

In-Person & Zoom appointments available