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Master of Science in Computer Science

Master of Science in Computer Science

The Master’s Degree in Computer Science (MSCS) is designed to prepare students for professional level Information Technology positions by furthering their understanding and deepening their knowledge in high-demand areas such as computer vision, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, and secure programming.

Students are required to complete 18 credits in the computer science core curriculum. Once complete, students will choose between three concentration areas to provide a focus for their master’s curriculum. Davenport offers the following concentration competencies: Computer Science, Secure Programming, and Software Engineering (AY2017-2018).

Program Components:

  • 30 credit program that can be offered in-seat and online
  • Opportunity for students to choose 3 concentrations – Computer Science, Security, and Software Engineering  (AY2017-2018)
  • Choice of Thesis Research or Thesis Project to allow for the emphasis of practical application
  • Recently added Bachelor of Science in Computer Science provides an immediate opportunity for students looking to pursue a graduate degree in their field
  • Minimal prerequisites for current students in a technology major at DU (as well as some other Universities)
  • Expedited path for non CS/Technology undergraduate majors to enter program
  • Calculus I, Level 1 & 2 Object Oriented Programming, Data Structures


  • Degree focuses on more than just the theoretical concepts, but also the application
  • Students choose thesis research or project to enhance the flexibility of their career focus
  • This program is seeking recognition by the National Security Administration (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE).
  • Concentrations that allows focused depth of knowledge
  • Minimal number of online competitors
  • Potential articulation agreements with other universities in Computer Science and Engineering PhD program
  • Future Development of 4 + 1 BS/MS Computer Science

To see the curriculum for the MS in Computer Science please look here.