SET transcends the traditional classroom framework by placing a greater emphasis on hands-on scientific research experience. Our graduates are accepted into medical and dental schools at 1.5 times the national rate.
Master of Science in Computer Science — Degree Plan
An alumna on her work developing an app for users with Alzheimer’s: “I researched the disease and the needs of people who have it. A question popped into my mind: How could everyday technology better serve them?”
– Malak Abouhenidi, (M.S. ’14) — Read her story.
The program is known for its practical applications and real-world problem solving. Students are able to work effectively in groups and to present information individually to an audience. Prerequisites include computer programming skills and a mathematical maturity. The curriculum is continually updated to take advantage of new research findings and advances in technology and methodology. This program offer students many advantages:
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 sector, and government agencies. Types of positions held by graduates of the Computer Information Systems program include consultant, director, analyst, operations officer, programmer, quality assurance representative, software engineer, and technical director, to name a few.
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.
Applicants should have taken programming classes including data structures and object-oriented programming.
For specific admission requirements, visit the catalog.