Concentrations in Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Systems, Data Science, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, and Real-World Computing.
The Master of Science in Computer Science is a ten course (30 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 Master of Science in Computer Science degree program blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems.
Students take five core courses covering the theory of programming languages, the design and analysis of algorithms, operating systems, database management systems, and software engineering. Three or more courses are then taken in one of the following concentrations of the student’s choosing: software engineering; computer systems; data science; information assurance and cybersecurity; and real-world computing. Students can elect a no concentration option. Remaining courses are electives drawn from computer science course offerings.
The security concentration in the MS in Computer Science is part of the Center for Information Protection, Education, and Research (CIPhER) that is recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education (CDE) by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).