Total Credit Hours: 30
Online: 5 semesters / 20 months
Fall: August | Spring: January
Primarily online with a seated intensive once per semester
Spring 2024 — January, 1, 2024
** The duration of this program does not include the addition of foundation courses. The online duration (15 to 24 months) is based on students with a 3.0 GPA who are approved to double up on courses.
As an extracurricular opportunity, you can join our undergraduate students and form teams in the national cyber Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions. Anderson University has homegrown CTF practice sites where students can hone their skills while preparing for national-level competitions. At the undergraduate level, AU students have ranked in the top 5% in national competitions. Participation in CTF competitions can help you be more competitive in the marketplace for internships and full-time employment. Many employers in the cybersecurity industry look for students who are active in CTF competitions.
Our Master of Science in Computer Science differs from programs at other universities in the following ways:
In short, Anderson University’s Master of Science in Computer Science program is designed to place students in careers at the highest levels in an environment where you’ll be challenged, nurtured, and ready for success the moment you earn your degree.
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (Applicants who do not meet this criterion may also be considered for admission if they can demonstrate convincingly that they have the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree.)
In addition, they should demonstrate:
Upon graduation with an Anderson University MS in Computer Science, you’ll be equipped to pursue the positions and fields that include, but are not limited to:
According to the United States Department of Labor, every company, level of government, or business is seeking experts in computer science fields. The demand for qualified field experts is growing, as is the expected salaries.
In fact, there are currently more 420,000 open jobs in the United States waiting to be filled by qualified computing experts. However, only about 90,000 qualified graduates are available to fill the positions.
In short, opportunities for students of computer science continue to grow, with careers possible in not only specific areas like computer engineering, software engineering, information technology, but also in mixed disciplines such as bioinformatics, gaming and animation, computational and data science, among others.
Semester plans are subject to change at any time. Semester breakdowns displayed are suggested and additional options are available to help customize your educational experience. Speak to an admission or student services representative for more information. Please see our catalog for more details at: https://catalog.andersonuniversity.edu
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