Profoundly practical, fundamentally different
DSU’s MS in Computer Science is worlds away from traditional computer science programs. And not just because we have the International Space Station (ISS) on speed dial.
Other programs emphasize theoretical aspects of computer systems and computability. Our program builds upon these foundations with a focus on career outcomes: pragmatic, market-based applications of computer science, like cyber security.
What sets DSU apart?
As you might have noticed, technology is our thing.
As an MSCS student, you’ll work closely with exceptional faculty members, who are prolific thinkers and speakers, as well as gifted educators. As you assist them in research and plot your own path, they’ll become valuable mentors.
In our program, you’ll refine your development skills, like coding and troubleshooting, to an elite level. Solve problems with computational analogues and design algorithms. Learn to adapt to real-world challenges raised by new and emerging technologies.
Plus, our small class sizes offer an individualized approach—all at an affordable cost.
Online, on your time
Level up your knowledge without putting your career on hold. The MSCS degree is offered completely online, year-round — no waiting necessary.
Curriculum and experience highlights
First, you’ll take the five required courses in the MSCS Core. Then, choose the five additional courses that interest you most. Elect to complete the
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Build on your computer science foundation with a focus on this challenging, in-demand skill set. You’ll be learning from the best minds in the business — even the NSA agrees, recognizing DSU as a national leader in cyber security.
This specialization is also a preparatory route to the Doctorate of Philosophy in
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Work with your advisor to choose a set of electives that complement your goals and expand your skills. Take traditional computer science electives or dive into courses offered in related master's programs like Cyber Defense (MSCD) or Analytics (MSA).
You might choose classes that complement your current professional role. For example, if you’ve recently been promoted to manager, an Information Systems (MSIS) graduate course is a great choice.