Online MS in Applied Computer Science

Top Ranked as a Best Online Graduate Computer and Information Technology program by U.S. News and World Report!

Our online Master of Science in Applied Computer Science degree is an exceptionally affordable and high quality professional computer science degree program that provides individuals holding a bachelor degree in any discipline the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the exciting and dynamic field of computer science and information technology. Students taking two courses per semester, 6 credit hours per semester to include summer semesters, may complete the masters degree in two years.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2014!  Find out more...

Applied Knowledge and Skills for a Career in IT

Our online computer science masters degree program focuses on applied knowledge and skills in computer science and information technology that are integrated and delivered in a comprehensive and practical pedagogy to prepare graduates to enter the information technology job market upon graduation.  All classes are taught by exceptionally qualified faculty whose backgrounds include both academic and industry experience.  This professional computer science degree includes course work in web technologies, program construction, software development, database systems, system and network administration, and two project experiences designed to integrate knowledge and skills across courses with teamwork and professional practices.  

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Excellent Job Prospects for Graduates

Our graduates, for whom we have virtually 100% job placement, go on to pursue successful and rewarding careers in computing and information technology.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition:

"Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow by 22 percent, adding 758,800 new jobs from 2010 to 2020. Demand for workers in these occupations will be driven by the continuing need for businesses, government agencies, and other organizations to adopt and utilize the latest technologies. Workers in these occupations will be needed to develop software, increase cybersecurity, and update existing network infrastructure."

Possible career paths for graduates include software developers, system analysts, web developers, computer support specialists, and database administrators.

100% Online CS Degree that Fits Your Schedule

All instruction and course work for the applied computer science masters degree is delivered completely online via the Internet using a variety of asynchronous and synchronous distance learning technologies.  Although much of the course work will be done individually, students will be expected to participate in online group meetings from time to time.  Students are expected to have reliable broadband Internet access and their own personal computer capable of running a variety of software tools used in the program.

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Costs and Financial Support

Our online computer science masters degree program is high quality and affordable!  The entire cost of tutition and fees is just over $16,000 over the two-year duration of the program. We have prepared a summary of estimated costs for tuition and fees, based on current rates.  Additional information about tuition and fees is available on the Bursar's Office website. Please note, all online CS graduate classes are considered "NET" courses for tuition purposes and carry the same tuition rate regardless of residency status.

Financial support may be available for qualified students.  Please visit the Office of Financial Aid web site for more information (we encourage students to contact Ms. Jessica Wiggins, Graduate Financial Aid Counselor, directly via email with any questions).  

For students who are able to come to the Carrollton campus, the Department may have limited openings for graduate research assistantships.  GRA positions include a stipend and a tuition waiver.