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Master of Science in Computer Science
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AUM’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.

The master’s degree program in computer science will give students specialized preparation in the broad area of computer science with a choice of concentrations, either in General Computer Science or Computer and Cybersystems Security.

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 M.S. in Computer Science 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 can complete a thesis or opt for additional coursework. Students who choose the thesis option will have the opportunity to conduct research with AUM faculty.

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Are there any electives in this program?

Yes. In addition to the core curriculum, you will have a choice of a number of elective courses that will help you deepen your expertise in a particular area.

Can I afford this program?

Tuition at AUM is typically lower than many other state universities. In addition, you may qualify for one of our scholarships.

How will this program impact my career?

Depending on your interests and work experience, it could open up a whole new set of options. If you are in the IS/MIS field now, it could lead to pay increases and/or management opportunities.

Does AUM offer other computer-related graduate degrees?

AUM offers a  Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Cyber Security degree designed to develop leaders who can implement, monitor, and respond to security issues, as well as those who can develop innovative technologies to improve cybersystems security.

Why AUM?

Our differences are our strengths!

Award-Winning

AUM is honored to have received many national and regional awards over the years. U.S. News & World Report named AUM one of its Top Public Schools for 2021, and Yahoo! Finance honored us as one of the Most Affordable Universities for 2021.

Affordable

We think a high-quality, graduate education should be affordable. Tuition rates for many of our programs are lower than at comparable universities. In addition, scholarship or other kinds of tuition assistance may be available.

Close-Knit

AUM offers a close-knit community where students and faculty get to know each other by name and develop valuable professional networks. We are able to keep class sizes small to facilitate group projects and personalized learning.

Career-Focused

We understand that one of the main reasons you are here is to expand your career options. That’s why our programs are practical and often apply to your current work situation. You’ll also have the opportunity to get valuable career assistance.

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Our faculty conducts various types of research in the areas of computing sciences. Students have opportunities to participate in research projects.

C++ Programming Assessment Test study guide for graduate students in the Computer Science/Cybersecurity Master degree program. This test is to waive the required course CSCI 5003: C++ Programming Language & Lab.

Our faculty members come from a variety of backgrounds and have a spectrum of research experience.

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Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth

With this master’s degree, you have many career possibilities. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (or another source, if noted). 

Career/Job TitleEntry-Level Education RequirementsJob Growth 2020 - 2030Annual Median Salary
Computer and Information Research ScientistMaster’s degree21% (Much faster than average)$131,490
Information Security Analyst Bachelor’s degree35% (Much faster than average)$102,600
Network and Computer Systems AdministratorBachelor’s degree3% (Slower than average)$80,600

Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Available data represents job titles across industries and may not be specific to your job category.

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Master of Science in Computer Science

Modality

This degree requires students to meet on campus. Students in these courses enroll in a program to connect in a campus setting and to collaborate using a variety of technological and educational tools. Professors play an inspirational role in building relationships among teams and individuals in this setting. The criteria for many programs can only be met with In-Class coursework. Be sure to check with your advisor to understand the best route to take.

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