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M.S. in Computer Science

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Program Information

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Our M.S. in Computer Science provides a higher level of understanding in computational science and its application to a variety of fields, including education, industry, research, business and government. As a student, you have the opportuntiy to choose from a wide range of advanced topics to tailor their coursework to meet your career and personal goals. Project-intensive courses provide hands-on experience with popular technologies such as game design, robotics and computer graphics.

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The Rowan University Master of Science in Computer Science program requires the completion of 30 semester hours (s.h.). Both a thesis and a non-thesis track are available.

The following courses make up the M.S. in Computer Science program.

  • 10 Courses/ 30 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 12 S.H.
CS 04530 Advanced Database Systems: Theory & Programming 3
CS 04548 Programming Languages: Theory, Implementation & Application 3
CS 04560 Design & Implementation of Operating Systems 3
CS 04564 Compiler Design Theory 3
CS 06510 Computer Networks 3
CS 06520 Topics in Computer Architecture 3
CS 07522 Advanced Theory of Computing 3
CS 07523 Advanced Software Engineering 3
CS 07540 Advanced Design & Analysis of Algorithms 3
CS 07751 Advanced Cyber Security: Principles & Applications 3
CS 07752 Advanced Cryptography 3
Elective Courses: 9-18 S.H. (Thesis) or 18 S.H. (Non-Thesis)
CS 02505 Data Mining I 3
CS 02515 Data Warehousing 3
CS 02605 Data Mining II 3
CS 03505 Data Quality and Web/Text Mining 3
CS 03580 Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things - Architectures and Securities 3
CS 04505 Advanced Web Programming 3
CS 04563 Concurrent Programming - Theory and Practice 3
CS 04565 System Programming 3
CS 04570 Advanced Object Oriented Design 3
CS 06505 Wireless Networks & Systems 3
CS 06512 Network Security 3
CS 06515 Embedded Systems Programming 3
CS 07545 Advanced Robotics 3
CS 07550 Concepts in Artificial Intelligence 3
CS 07555 Natural Language Processing 3
CS 07556 Machine Learning 3
CS 07560 Computer Graphics 3
CS 07565 Computer Vision 3
CS 07570 Information Visualization 3
CS 07575 Advanced TCP/IP & Internet Protocols & Technologies 3
CS 07580 Computer Animation 3
CS 07590 Game Design & Development 3
CS 07595 Advanced Topics in Computer Science 3
CS 07656 Machine Learning II 3
Required Thesis Track Courses: 6-9 S.H.
CS 07530 Computer Science Thesis I 3
CS 07531 Computer Science Thesis II 3
CS 07532 Computer Science Thesis III optional 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) in Computer Science or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Submission of official GRE test results is highly recommended
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Career Outlook

Forbes has consistently ranked computer science in the top 10 of “The Best Master’s Degrees for Jobs” for the past seven years. Our M.S. in Computer Science will prepare you to be at the forefront of the field for positions like software engineer, systems programmer, application programmer, systems analyst, reaseracher and computer system designer.


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