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In Short

Obtain competitive skills and knowledge to succeed as computer scientists in the constantly developing high-technology marketplace on-campus or 100% online.

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What will I do?
  • Prepare to innovate in a fast-paced, ever-evolving industry 
  • Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory to real-word problems
  • Learn to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program

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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.

Program Overview

The program specializes in hardware, software, networking and state-of-the-art knowledge. You'll have the opportunity to study a variety of topics such as object-oriented systems development, graphics, networks and database systems. Our program provides you the opportunity to develop marketable technical skills for the quickly evolving information-based society.

Concentrations are designed for computer science graduates as well as those from other disciplines.

You'll select your courses of study to build on your knowledge, skills and interests. A close collaboration between you and the faculty ensures that individual goals meet with department standards. A departmental graduate advisor is available to all students.

You can complete your master's degree on-campus or 100% online. 

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.

Total Credits

33 credits

Time Frame

While you can complete the program in as few as two years, you have six years to complete the program.

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

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Degrees and Other Information

  • Demonstrate proficiency in relevant aspects of mathematics.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with logic, algorithms and data structures.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with computer programming languages and different programming paradigms.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in software design and development methods.
  • Demonstrate the effective communication skills through the team collaboration.

Applicants must provide:

  • An official transcript of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. While no specific academic background is required for admission, preference is given to applicants with undergraduate majors in computer science, mathematics, engineering or a related field of study
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee

International applicants must abide by special deadlines and may be required to submit additional items which can be found on the International Admissions page.

If you're an international applicant, you may be required to demonstrate English language proficiency and complete a transcript credential evaluation. For the most up-to-date information on applying and deadlines, please visit International Admissions

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