ALIGN: Master of Science in Computer Science

Program Format
Application Deadlines
Fall: August 15, 2017 (Domestic)
June 1, 2017 (International)

*Based on rates for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Credits Required for Graduation
32 graduate credits. The ALIGN program is 16 credits on top of this* (4 credits from ALIGN will count toward your MSCS degree).

Program Description

Computing is an essential element of nearly every human endeavor, and today’s computer scientists are solving many of the world’s problems. For this innovative work, the rewards are often high, with competitive salaries and the intrinsic benefits of knowing that your contributions have great impact on people, companies, and communities.

Be in Demand
Computer science jobs are expected to grow between 12% and 28% from 2010 to 2020.

In June 2013, Forbes reviewed salary and employment outlook data with the goal of identifying the best master’s degrees for immediate job potential. Information systems ranked first, and computer science ranked fourth—the projected increase in jobs associated with these degrees was 30 percent and 21.3 percent respectively. The opportunities are vast, and the rewards are innumerable.

Is This Program Right For Me?

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds—with undergraduate majors ranging from math, engineering, journalism, and the classics. Whether your undergraduate degree was in the sciences or the liberal arts, whether you’re a recent college graduate or an experienced professional looking to change careers, Computer Science through ALIGN can work for you.

Classes taught on campus are offered in the evening, making it possible for working professionals to participate in the program.

Note: If you have previous work experience, a bachelor’s degree in computer science, or extensive coursework in this field, you may be eligible for the traditional Master of Science in Computer Science program.

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