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Advance Your Career with a Master’s in Computer Science

Computer science touches every industry and is a huge part of an organization’s success. Concordia University Chicago provides students with one of the best online MS in Computer Science programs in the US. Students will be prepared not just to succeed in being hired in their desired computer science roles but will thrive in them. Such topics and fields that students will learn about include, but are not limited to, Software Engineering, Database, Website Development, Computer Networking, Cyber Security, Big Data, Cloud Computing and Mobile Application Development.  

Technology is constantly growing, changing and evolving, and Concordia-Chicago ensures all of its coursework and technology is up-to-date and top-of-the-line. We believe in creating strong, innovative leaders who are masters of their fields. We strive to do that within our online MS in Computer Science program, designed specifically for international students.

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Master's in Computer Science Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the master’s in computer science program will possess:

  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design, implementation and evaluation of software systems, processes, components, or programs of varying complexity in a way that meets the desired needs and demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices 
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continued professional development
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice

Take the Next Step in Your Career with an Online MS in Computer Science Degree

The online MS in Computer Science is designed to prepare international students with information on the latest research and theory in their chosen field, as well as practical, real-world applications of that knowledge.

Among the topics covered in this online computer science master’s program are:

  • Software Engineering
  • Database Management
  • Website Development
  • Computer Networking
  • Cyber Security
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Application Develop

Program Details

The computer science program includes 36 credit hours of online coursework. With one course per eight-week term, students will complete the degree program within 2 years.

72%

of businesses worldwide

were affected by ransomware attacks illustrating the need for talented computer scientists across industries.

Career Outlook

Demand is high for qualified professionals in fields related to computer science. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that Computer and Information Technology Occupations will increase faster than the average of all other occupations, which equates to around 377,500 openings projected for each year. Computer and Information Research Scientists, for example, are expected to have a growth rate of 23% by 2032 while Web Developers and Digital Designers are projected to grow by 16%. 

Earning an MS in Computer Science prepares graduates for jobs such as:

  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Network Engineer
  • Java Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • .NET Developer
  • Web Developer

MS, Computer Science: 36 Credit Degree Program

MS, Computer Science Courses
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Core Courses:
CSC 6051Operating System II3
CSC 6021Data Structures and Algorithms II3
CSC 6022Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms 3
Select Two Specializations (18 credits):
Software Engineering Specialization Courses
CSC 6160Software Engineering3
CSC 6161Software Engineering II3
CSC 6162Advanced Software Engineering3
Database Design and Development Specialization Courses
CSC 6220Database Design and Development I3
CSC 6221Database Design and Development II3
CSC 6222Advanced Design and Development (Big Data)3
Website Design and Development Specialization Courses
CSC 6350Website Design and Development I3
CSC 6351Website Design and Development II3
CSC 6352Advanced Web Design and Development3
Computer Networking and Cyber Security Specialization Courses
CSC 6440Computer Networking and Cyber Security I3
CSC 6441Computer Networking and Cyber Security II3
CSC 6442Advanced Computer Networking and Cyber Security3
Mobile Application Design and Development Specialization Courses
CSC 6530Mobile Application Design and Development I3
CSC 6531Mobile Application Design and Development II3
CSC 6532Advanced Mobile Application Design and Development 3
Students will also select 9 hours of breadth courses from the above list

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Tuition & Financial Aid

If there is no interruption in your course of study at Concordia University Chicago, you are guaranteed there will be no increase in tuition rates. Contact us to confirm the current tuition and fees for the MS in Computer Science program. Students who enroll in the online master’s in computer science program as a degree candidate are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, international students must complete and submit all required admission materials as follows:

  • A completed Concordia University Chicago admission application.
  • A completed objective statement that provides information on your future educational goals.
  • Proof of English proficiency, via one of the following:
    • A score of at least 72 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) — Concordia-Chicago’s DI code is 1140
    • A score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • A score of 95 minimum on the Duolingo Test
    • Successful completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language School (ELS) or a certificate of completion of program from an English Language Institute (ELI), along with a recommendation of the program director
  • Official, sealed transcripts from the institutions where your degrees were earned, showing all college and university coursework, with certified English translations of all transcripts originally prepared in any other language.
  • Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service. Concordia-Chicago accepts evaluations from WES (World Education Services) and ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).
  • A certified document pledging financial support for the first year of study, verifying the same or equally dependable source for the following years of study.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals able to comment on your academic proficiency, your personal character, your competence and the effectiveness of your professional work.
  • At least 12 prerequisite credit hours at the undergraduate level in a discipline appropriate to the program of application.
  • A professional resume.

There is no application fee and no GRE requirement to apply for the online Master’s programs at Concordia University Chicago.

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