Overview

Concentrations in Software Engineering, Computer Systems, Data Science, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, and Real-World Computing.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science (CISC) is a twelve course (36 credit-hour) degree program designed to give students advanced knowledge of the field and to provide an enduring foundation for future professional growth. Offered online and on-campus in South Florida, the CISC degree program blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems.

Students take four core courses covering the theory of programming languages, the design and analysis of algorithms, operating systems, and software engineering. Three or more courses are then taken in one of the following six concentrations of the student’s choosing: theory; software engineering; computer systems; data science; security; and real-world computing. Remaining courses are electives drawn from computer science course offerings. 

Notably, the security concentration is recognized by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a result of this recognition, federal agencies may sponsor civilian and military personnel to take the school's certified graduate courses. Individuals may apply to take one or more certified information security courses as non-degree students. 

Students in the CISC program may be eligible to apply for admission to the Ph.D. in Computer Science program before finishing the M.S.; see specific requirements under the Ph.D. program.

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