Computer Science, M.S.

Offered through the ABET accredited Computer Science Department, the Master of Science in Computer Science degree program accommodates students from other fields that have computer science minds and programming skills. Students can choose concentrated study in one of the following areas: Cybersecurity, IT leadership, Management Information Systems, or Software engineering.

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What Will I Learn?

ABET LogoThis 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.

What are the requirements for this degree?

Students should have a bachelor's degree or at least a minor in computer science. 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.

The program requires a total of 30 credits.

The Graduate Catalog provides details about program requirements.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Graduates of this program find successful careers as:

  • Data base administrators
  • Network administrators
  • Security administrators
  • Knowledge engineers
  • Game developers

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?

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.