Computer science

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Overview

The master's degree in computer science offers emphasis areas in cybersecurity and data science. Cybersecurity is a multi-disciplinary study dedicated to improving the security, reliability and survivability of the nation's infrastructure. Data science is the study of processes, algorithms, and systems to discover patterns and insights for industrial applications from cybersecurity to health care. 

A total of 31 credit hours of course work (includes 1 hour seminar course) is required to complete this degree. For students interested in the thesis option, six of the total credit hours must be in research.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in computer science

Campus

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Engineering and Computing | Department of Computer Science

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

31

Estimated cost

$37,200.00

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

S&T computer science graduates work for technological companies, law enforcement, national defense institutions, the financial industry and computer manufacturing.

Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
10.82%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$105,000
median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to three years.

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

1-2 classes per semester

Accreditation

Missouri University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

George Markowsky

Areas of interest: Cybersecurity and software development

George Markowsky, PhD
Distance Graduate Adviser, Professor of Computer Science, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Computer Science