Computer Science (M.S.) | AUM

Computer Science (M.S.)

Auburn University at Montgomery’s Master of Science in Computer Science will prepare you for a growing industry and position you for leadership opportunities in industry, government, academia and the research sector.

Your master’s degree will create opportunities for advancement as a computer and information systems manager, computer and information systems security analyst, system and application software developer, system analyst, data center administrator, data analyst, computational scientist and more. Our graduates will also have the theoretical and practical preparation necessary to continue their education in doctoral programs focusing on the areas of computer science, computational science, modeling and simulation and applied mathematics.

As a member of our M.S. program, you will receive specialized preparation in the broad area of computer science along with four concentrations:

  • General computer science
  • High performance computing
  • Data analytics
  • Computer and cybersystems security

Our students will develop skills to:

  • Apply computing knowledge efficiently in order to solve practical problems
  • Understand the theory, methods and best practices from their areas of concentration
  • Connect relevant algorithmic and mathematical concepts to software design and analysis
  • Collaborate effectively to design and implement solutions to computational problems
  • Master advanced computer science concepts in the following areas:
    • Algorithms design and analysis
    • Database systems
    • Software engineering
    • Systems​

Program requirements

Students must complete 33 credit hours to earn their M.S. degree. In addition to six core courses (18 credit hours), students can choose one of the following four options: general computer science, high-performance computing, data analytics or computer and cybersystems security.

Within each of these options, students can either complete a thesis or opt for additional coursework. The options offer flexibility for students. Students who choose the thesis option will have the opportunity to conduct research with Auburn University at Montgomery faculty.

For More Information

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Auburn University at Montgomery
Goodwyn Hall 213