In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GRE/GMAT/MAT test is optional for prospective students applying to this program for the Spring 2021 semester.
Students take 33 credit hours of courses, including a project. This program combines studies in the mathematical and theoretical foundations of computing with hands-on, practical scientific research. See the catalog for details:
Interested in saving time and money on two degrees? The Master’s in Computer Science can be combined two ways:
Students are expected to be able to write computer programs in a high-level programming language and to understand the connection between computer hardware and software before starting the degree program.
Two courses are taken from the Engineering Department. The Master of Science in Computer Science is sometimes offered off-campus at various locations, and some courses are offered in a hybrid or online format.
See all course details in the catalog:
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.
CS professionals often work in jobs such as:
- Software Development Engineer
- Computer Programmer
- Web Developer
To be considered for admission to this master’s program, applicants should have:
- Certain programming and mathematics classes
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 in a bachelor’s degree
- Minimum GRE quantitative score of 148 or better and and analytical writing score of 2.5 or better
- Written statement of purpose indicating interest and objective
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts of all college-level work
For specific admission requirements, visit the catalog.
St. Mary’s University offered me a challenging curriculum, which is relevant for the IT industry today. I also wanted a place where the professors genuinely cared about my success. Armed with the lessons learned while at St Mary’s, I went on to complete my Doctor of Computer Science.Dr. Robert Massie (M.S. ’14)