Ranked as a Best Online Graduate Computer and Information Technology program by U.S. News and World Report!
Our online Master of Science in Applied Computer Science degree is an exceptionally affordable and high quality professional computer science degree program that provides individuals holding a bachelor degree in any discipline the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the exciting and dynamic field of computer science and information technology. Students taking two courses per semester, 6 credit hours per semester to include summer semesters, may complete the masters degree in two years.
Applied Knowledge and Skills for a Career in IT
Our online computer science masters degree program focuses on applied knowledge and skills in computer science and information technology that are integrated and delivered in a comprehensive and practical pedagogy to prepare graduates to enter the information technology job market upon graduation. All classes are taught by exceptionally qualified faculty whose backgrounds include both academic and industry experience. This professional computer science degree includes course work in web technologies, program construction, software development, database systems, system and network administration, and two project experiences designed to integrate knowledge and skills across courses with teamwork and professional practices.
Excellent Job Prospects for Graduates
100% Online CS Degree that Fits Your Schedule
All instruction and course work for the applied computer science masters degree is delivered completely online via the Internet using a variety of asynchronous and synchronous distance learning technologies. Although much of the course work will be done individually, students will be expected to participate in online group meetings from time to time.
Students are expected to have reliable broadband Internet access and their own personal computer capable of running a variety of software tools used in the program (most software tools used are freely available to students). Students enrolling in the program are also expected to be proficient in basic computer use. This would include, but is not necessarily limited to: accessing and general use of the Internet (web browsers, email, ability to use common web-based applications and search engines); use of productivity applications such as Microsoft Office; installing software packages; and the ability to troubleshoot basic computer issues.
Costs and Financial Support
Our online computer science masters degree program is high quality and affordable! The estimated cost of tuition and fees is just over $17,000 over the two-year duration of the program. We have prepared a summary of estimated costs for tuition and fees, based on current rates. Additional information about tuition and fees is available on the Bursar's Office website. Please note, all online CS graduate classes are considered "NET" courses for tuition purposes and carry the same tuition rate regardless of residency status.
Financial support may be available for qualified students. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid web site for more information.
Application and Admission Process