Our program will provide you with knowledge and skills in algorithmic programming, software development and advanced computational methods for creating innovative solutions. We offer modern courses in artificial intelligence and data analytics, which are in high demand by employers.
Business Information Systems, Computer Sciences (CS) & Computer programming
2 years | Full time
A sample of featured courses you will take in the Computer Science program.
CAP 6789 ADVANCED BIG DATA ANALYTICS
COP 5522 PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED PROGRAMMING
CAP 5600 INTRODUCTION TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
CEN 6030 AGILE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Only one is required
In addition to the University’s graduate admission requirements, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials, where we use these criteria to assess the potential success of each applicant:
Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0
Undergraduate degree major
Letter of intent describing your motivation for the pursuit of a Master of Science in Computer Science degree, the extent of related work experience and future goals related to the attainment of the degree
Submission of a resume
Name and contact information of three individuals who can speak to your ability to successfully complete the program
GRE results. The GRE is optional but highly recommended for international students seeking admission to the campus program.
Note: Due to COVID-19, the department has waived the GRE/GMAT requirement for admission in the Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 semesters.
At a minimum, we expect students to have completed undergraduate courses in mathematics and science as is typically expected in an undergraduate science or engineering degree program. Students entering the program with a bachelor’s degree other than computer science may be required to complete prerequisite courses in computing and programming. The department offers these foundational courses to complete the prerequisite coursework:
COP5518: Foundations: Computing Essentials
COP5007: Foundations: Programming Essentials
COP5416: Foundations: Data Structures & Algorithms Essentials
CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service: Argo Cyber Emerging Scholars program
The ACES program provides scholarships for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate education. In return, recipients must agree to work after graduation for the U.S. government in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.
Full tuition scholarship for up to 30 semester credit hours per year for up to two years (excluding summer)
Annual stipend (for living expenses): $25,000 per year for undergraduate students
Professional allowance of up to $6,000 per academic year for SFS Job Fair and other travel, books, professional certifications, etc.