College of Engineering and Technology
Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) Degree
OFFERED BOTH ON-CAMPUS AND ONLINE
East Carolina University’s Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) degree prepares students to excel in either the private sector or academia. Past graduates have pursued career opportunities as software engineers, designers, system architects, computer programmers and web developers; others have pursued graduate study opportunities in computer science or related fields.
The MSCS program covers both the theory and practice of software design and hardware construction. It also emphasizes, as applicable, programming languages like C#, operating systems, hardware, database environments and software engineering tools like Rational Rose. We aim to equip graduates with the skills and theoretical background necessary to solve a wide range of IT challenges; both contemporary challenges and those to come.
Computer science is the systematic study of computing systems and computation. In practical terms aspects of computer science can be felt all around us; from systems that facilitate near instant communication to advanced robotics used in a range of manufacturing activities.
The body of knowledge resulting from this discipline contains theories for understanding
Computer Science is a global, rapidly growing field that has been identified as an occupation of tremendous future growth by the U. S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and computing technologies are used in creative, ever expanding ways the demand for highly trained professionals is expected to grow
Applicants to the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School. Acceptance to the program is based on satisfactory undergraduate grades, scores on either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), and letters of reference. Completion of an undergraduate degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, information systems or a related discipline is recommended for admission. Students from other disciplines or applicants with limited technical expertise are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the program admissions committee. Additional information regarding admission to the MSCS degree program can be found here.
Degree information and course requirements for the Master of Science in Computer science degree can be found in the current graduate catalog here.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. The student financial aid department provides education, guidance, and support to individuals and families in the financial aid process by administering Federal, State, and Institutional aid programs to students at East Carolina University. Please contact the department directly for information.
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