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MS in Computer Science

National University
Master's degree
Scholarships available
San Diego
English
September 2021

Program description

MS in Computer Science

In the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program at National University, you’ll learn to combine the fundamental knowledge and best practices for software engineering, database theory and design, and cloud computing. You’ll then have the opportunity to use those skills to solve real-world problems. Besides its comprehensive immersion in computing foundations, what sets this program apart is its emphasis on developing essential communication skills so you’ll be able to clearly discuss issues, trends, and solutions with both technical and non-technical audiences.

This online program offers specializations in several advanced areas, a three-month project solving a real problem for a real client against a deadline, and training that reflects current and future industry needs. MSCS degree graduates are prepared to assume a leadership role in the field.

Admission requirements

  • All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
  • Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
    • Never attended a college or university
    • Education experience is limited to:
      • Competency based education
      • College level courses completed during high school
      • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
      • Military service or training
      • Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
  • High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Program Prerequisites

  • Intro to Programming Concepts
  • Programming in C++
  • Programming in JAVA

Core Requirements

  • Advanced Programming
  • Software Eng. Fundamentals
  • Software Architecture Principl.
  • Modern Operating Systems
  • Security in Computing
  • User Interface Engineering
  • Database Design and Impl.
  • Advanced Database Programming
  • Database Web Interface
  • Topics in Computing
  • Computer Science Project I
  • Computer Science Project II
  • Computer Science Project III

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.

Qualification

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Create software requirements specifications, and design and develop complex software systems.
  • Evaluate computer security vulnerabilities and threats, and countermeasures that are effective and ethical.
  • Analyze, design, and develop database solutions by translating database modeling theory into sound database design and implementation.
  • Analyze and design complex front-end applications for cloud and client-server architectures and integrate them with backend databases.
  • Compare and contrast alternative systems for process and memory management.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and ability to analyze and synthesize computer science concepts and skills with ethical standards.

Career opportunities

Entry Level Positions

  • Assistant analyst
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Software developer
  • LAN administrator
  • programsr analyst

Further Education/Experience Required

  • Consultant
  • Programming supervisor
  • Systems analyst/network administrator
  • Systems integration services consultant
  • Associate consultant

Employers of Computer and Information Sciences Majors

  • Business & industry
  • Consulting firms
  • Banks and investment firms
  • Colleges/universities
  • Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Professional and technical journals
  • Research & development
  • International agencies
  • Military

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National University

Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...


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92123 San Diego California
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