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Computer Science

Computer Science

Program Description

Auburn University at Montgomery’s Master of Science in Computer Science will prepare you for a growing industry and position you for leadership 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.

In this master’s degree program, you 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, and systems

Students complete 33 credit hours to earn their MS degree. In addition to six core courses (18 credit hours), students can choose one of the following four concentrations:

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

Within each of these options, students can either complete a thesis or opt for additional coursework. Students who choose the thesis option will have the opportunity to conduct research with AUM faculty.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, but there is more aggressive growth for some occupations, such as Information Security Analysts (see below). Demand for these professionals will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

 U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data 
JobMedian Annual PayJob Growth through 2028
Computer and Information Research Scientists$118,37016%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators$82,0505%
Information Security Analysts$98,35032%

For More Information

Department of Computer Science
Auburn University at Montgomery
Goodwyn Hall 213
334-394-5338
csci@aum.edu

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