Computer Science, MS
Our master of science in computer science program is designed for students from other fields with computer science minds and programming skills. Students can choose concentrated study in cybersecurity, IT leadership or management information systems.
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What Will I Learn?
The MS in Computer Science program focuses on fundamentals of computer science, with a balanced approach between theory and application. Core courses focus on the theory of computation and algorithms and the operation of a computer in terms of the hardware. The program requires 30 credits, offering demanding courses taught by knowledgeable and highly accessible faculty. Class sizes are small and provide plenty of opportunities for hands-on experiences and research. Those who apply should have a bachelor’s degree or at least a minor in computer science. Also, students who wish to transition from math, science, or engineering may be fully enrolled in the program after taking recommended courses based on their background.
What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?
This program has demanding courses taught by knowledgeable and highly accessible faculty. Class sizes are small and there are plenty of opportunities for hands-on experiences such as research.
What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?
Graduates of this program find successful careers as:
- Data base administrators
- Data scientists
- Network/system administrators
- Security administrators
- Software engineers
Offered through the ABET accredited Computer Science Department, the Computer Science, Cybersecurity, M.S. program accommodates students from other fields that have computer science minds and programming skills. This is the only inter-college Master of Science in cybersecurity in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.