Master of Science in Computer Science

Take your IT career to the next level

The world is connected through vast networks which play a crucial role in nearly every factor of our life. While we rely upon this complex system for our convenience, economy and security, this system itself relies upon advanced professionals that understand how to make it all work. From software architecture and engineering to system design, computer science professionals are behind the scenes making sure everything works and developing tomorrow’s technology, today.

Empower yourself with education

Our Master of Science in Computer Science program* is designed to help fulfill the demand for professionals that have the skill, knowledge and ability to address the problems of the future. This applied degree takes you through critical topics like software engineering, risk management and innovation and strategy in computer science.

At NCU, you’ll do more than just write papers, you’ll have the opportunity to gain the hands-on experience you need to stand out among your peers. This allows you to create a portfolio of work while you’re still a student. You’ll also explore the principles of computational science, business intelligence, computer development and programming, as well as applications for a variety of end-use situations.

At Northcentral University, you can complete your Master of Science in Computer Science 100% online. You’ll learn the latest concepts and theories using cutting-edge curriculum that is designed and taught by experienced professionals and industry experts. This ensures that you’re exposed to the latest concepts, methods and technology available.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate an organization’s potential for improvement through computers and software
  • Explain concepts and arguments associated with computer science
  • Manage legal, ethical, and security risks in computer-based systems
  • Evaluate the scope and impact of emerging computer science concepts on a local and global scale
  • Formulate computer-based solutions to practical problems

Career Potential*

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Computer Programmers
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Software Developers, Systems Software
  • Web Developers
  • Computer Network Support Specialists
  • Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Computer Network Architects
*Positions may require additional experience, training and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Many roles may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met.

Program at a Glance

Total Credit Hours: 30 Credit Hours
Courses: 10 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 16 Months
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size:  One