Master of Science in Computer Science

Program Your Own Path to Success

What do the founders of Google, Facebook, Netflix, and Microsoft have in common? They all took courses in, or graduated with, a computer science degree. Now, it's your turn to rise above the crowd and become the next great developer, programmer, or analyst.

With a Master of Science in Computer Science, you can take on a job anywhere in the world, in just about any industry you desire. Your graduate degree from NSU will give you the skills you need to lead advanced projects, perform high-level research, work in specialized roles, and manage entire systems, networks, and databases.

Whether you want to develop your current skills or you're considering a career change, this is the track for you. Computer science jobs are expected to continue growing over the next decade. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for software developers are projected to grow much faster than average for all other occupations, and many other related jobs are seeing the same type of growth.

Choose From Four Concentrations:

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Systems
  • Data Science
  • Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, and Real-World Computing

The security concentration is recognized by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Take the next steps to success. Apply for NSUs Master of Science in Computer Science.

Quick Facts

Tuition for the degree program is $775 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.
NSU’s M.S. in Computer Science is 36 total credits (12 courses) to complete.
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs. Available start dates are in August, January, and May.
Delivery Options
Classes for the M.S. in Computer Science program are offered online or at our Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. Each on-campus class meets once a week in the evening for 16 weeks in the fall and winter terms, and for 14 weeks in the summer term.

Career Outcomes

Software Developer $102,280 Average Salary Per Year

17% Projected Employment Growth

Computer Network Architect $101,210 Average Salary Per Year

9% Projected Employment Growth

Computer Programmer $79,840 Average Salary Per Year

-8% Projected Employment Growth

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Overview

About the M.S. in Computer Science

The Computer Science program at NSU covers theory of programming languages, design and analysis of algorithms, operating systems, database management systems, and software engineering, along with courses in your selected concentration.

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