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33
Credit Hours
11
Courses

Degree

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  • In-Person

Master’s in Computer Science at 马会论坛’s

The Master of Science in Computer Science at 马会论坛鈥檚 University prepares students to manage all aspects of a software development project 鈥 from analysis, design, implementation, testing and maintenance stages to management of quality, budgets, deliverables and deadlines. The program provides a deep understanding of the hardware and software components of computer systems and the following topics: 

  • Data communication and databases 
  • Hardware organization and operating systems 
  • Software analysis and design methodologies 
  • Software implementation and testing 

Program of Study

This degree is a 33-credit-hour program. Students may elect a thesis (6 credit hours) or a project (3 credit hours) option.

Students are expected to write computer programs in a high-level programming language and to understand the connection between computer hardware and software before starting the program. 

  • Combined Degree Program


    Students can pursue a combined five-year program to pursue a Bachelor鈥檚 and Master of Science in Computer Science. Combined degree programs allow undergraduate students to begin graduate studies in their junior year and pay the undergraduate tuition rate, a substantial savings. They also shorten the time it takes to earn two degrees.

  • Degree Plans

    Students take 33 credit hours of courses and may elect a thesis or project option. The thesis option consists of 27 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of thesis direction. Non-thesis students must complete 30 credit hours of course work and 3 credit hours of a capstone project. 

    Students can also pursue a combined 5-year program:

    The School of Law and the University also offer a joint program of study:

  • Highlighted Courses

    Two Engineering elective courses are required.

    Highlighted courses include:

    • Advanced Computer Networks
    • Advanced Software Engineering
    • Hardware and Operating Systems
    • Systems Analysis and Design

    See all course details in the catalog.


$126,397
Median annual earnings of Software Developers
33
Credit-hour master’s program (thesis or project option available)
12-to-1
Student-to-faculty ratio in the Computer Science graduate program


What can I do with a master’s in Computer Science?

Career Opportunities

Computer scientists are in high demand in organizations that develop or use software. Most companies have information technology (IT) departments or at least an IT expert on staff. Typical employers include computer companies, research and development laboratories, educational organizations, entertainment industries, aerospace contractors, financial institutions, telecommunication companies and government agencies. 

Computer Science professionals often work in jobs such as: 

  • Software development engineer 
  • Computer programmer 
  • Web developer 


Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Computer Science program, applicants should: 

  • Have taken certain programming and mathematics classes 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in a bachelor鈥檚 degree 
  • Submit a written statement of purpose indicating interest and objective 
  • Submit two letters of recommendation 
  • Submit official transcripts of all college-level work 
  • Submit r茅sum茅 

Applicants should have taken programming classes including data structures and object-oriented programming. GRE scores are not required for admission. 

International Student Admission

International students must submit the TOEFL scores and show a minimum of 80 on the Internet-based test or 213 on the computer-based test or 550 on the paper-based test.

TOEFL score 80-82 is acceptable with the provision that the student takes EN6301 during the first semester at 马会论坛鈥檚 University. As an alternative to the TOEFL, the international student can take the IELTS test and show a minimum score of 6.5 or better. A score of 6.0 is acceptable with the provision that the student takes EN6301 during the first semester at 马会论坛鈥檚 University. No student will be admitted with a score lower than 6.0 on the IELTS test.

The third option for an international student is a Duolingo English test score of 115 or above.


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