Program Overview

The Master of Science in Computer Science program centers on a set of core courses which are designed to provide the student with an understanding of operating systems and networking, as well as knowledge of computer system architecture and the software system engineering process. The MSCS program is designed for Computer Science professionals seeking to advance their careers in a broad range of computer fields.

Students with this degree can expect the following program outcomes:

  • Apply effective leadership strategies and skills
  • Evaluate the issues that affect the development and modification of complex software systems
  • Conduct professional, scholarly, applied research
  • Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the field of computer science
  • Select analytical and critical thinking skills for effective decision analysis and problem solving in a specific situation

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Baccalaureate degree earned with a CGPA of 2.0 or higher. Transcripts. A solid foundation in mathematics, computer science, and the student’s concentration area is required. Students must have an intermediate level of ability to program in a current object-oriented programming language such as C++ or Java. Interview. Resume. Entrance essay.

    Restrictions

    Not authorized for residents of MA, NJ, and NY.

    School Overview

    Colorado Technical University is a for-profit institution of higher learning located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. CTU offers a variety of degree programs including undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. Established in 1965, Colorado Technical University began as a school that dealt primarily with training former military personnel in vocational and technical subjects. Today, CTU has grown into a much larger university with a wide variety of courses available to students. Colorado Technical University has a large online presence through their online degree programs. 

    Colorado Technical University offers programs in seven different schools of specialization including:

    • Business & Management
    • Engineering & Computer Science
    • Healthcare
    • Information Technology
    • Nursing
    • Project Management
    • Security Systems & Criminal Justice

    Within these schools, CTU offers several degree levels including associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral.

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