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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.
Official nameMaster of science in computer science
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Engineering and Computing | Department of Computer Science
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*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.
S&T computer science graduates work for technological companies, law enforcement, national defense institutions, the financial industry and computer manufacturing.
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.
Typical program length3 years
Typical course load1-2 classes per semester
Missouri University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Dr. Morales earned his doctorate in 2010 from Texas Tech University. He believes programming is a constructive art, which requires dedication and practice. He guides students through computer program process-building with carefully selected examples and exercises. He's passionate about helping students problem solve and teaching how intellectually rewarding the subject matter is.
Teaching interests include:
Introduction to programming with C++, data structures, discrete mathematics for computer science and algorithms.