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Computer Science (online or on campus)

Now offered 100% online or on campus

The job growth outlook for computer scientists for 2018-2028 is 16%.
This projected job growth is much faster than average.*

Most jobs for computer scientists require a master’s degree in computer science or a related field. Maximize your options for employment as a computer scientist -- learn more about our Master of Science in Computer Science.

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Degree Overview

The Master’s Degree Program in Computer Science provides the opportunity for graduate students to obtain competitive skills and knowledge to succeed as computer scientists in the constantly developing high-technology marketplace.

Requirements and Curriculum

Computer Science
Two-Year Course Rotation (PDF) On campus courses
Two-Year Course Rotation (PDF) Online courses

Program at a Glance


Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Admissions requirements are as follows:

  • Official transcript of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the field of computer science, mathematics, engineering or other appropriate field of study
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee

International Applicants - Additional Admission Requirements

For additional information please see the International Applicants Guide (PDF).

International Applicant Resources

Questions related to visas, I-20, OPT/CPT:

Office of International Education: 978.665.3089

Questions related to application/admission:

Admissions: 978.665.4399

Questions related to program requirements:

Graduate & Continuing Education: 978.665.3182

Attend a Graduate and Continuing Education Information Session


Online and on-campus courses offered in the evenings with some day courses during the summer.

Total Credits

33 credits

Program Cost

Tuition and fees

Time Frame

While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.

Career Opportunities

Computer Science is one of the fastest growing job fields. Every industry has computer science needs, and our graduates find work in many different sectors. They land great jobs, too. Money Magazine recently rated "Software Engineer" as the most desirable job in America!

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*View the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Research Scientists (visited March 28, 2018).