Georgia Southern University - Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Information Technology - Graduate

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) is an intensive graduate program that educates students in data and knowledge systems. U.S. News & World Report ranked our program 24th nationally for student services and technology, 8th for teaching practices and student engagement, and 5th for admissions selectivity. The 30-hour online program begins with a strong foundation in databases, artificial intelligence and Web systems followed by specializations in data mining, data warehousing and distributed database systems. Our program enables you to develop a balance of industry-relevant practical skills that will enhance your professional development and future employment in the IT industry. The online MSCS program is structured specifically to provide a rigorous but flexible master’s program for people currently working in the information technology industry, as well as for those who wish to enter the field and for current undergraduate students interested in advancing their education. Applicants with bachelor's degrees in other disciplines can take a series of prerequisite classes designed to help students meet the requirements in data structures and systems software. What makes us different? Concentrations in: Data Mining and Data Warehousing making us one of a handful of such master's degree programs in the world.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or in a related field (Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering, etc.) from an accredited program. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or its equivalent. Students are required to attend a mandatory orientation session in Atlanta.

    School Overview

    The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology educates tomorrow's innovators, entrepreneurs, and digital problem-solvers who will lead America's fastest growing career fields. The College’s undergraduate and graduate curricula are interdisciplinary, research-oriented and application-based, consisting of innovative courses that encourage collaboration among students and faculty in the college’s different programs. Our newest graduate degree program, the online Master of Science in Computer Science, specializes in the field of data and knowledge systems. The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology has earned national accreditation from ABET and AACSB International. The College is housed in a state-of-the-art facilities and has established itself as an effective, cutting-edge community that presents, applies and extends the current boundaries of knowledge regarding today's dynamic technology based global environment. Georgia Southern provides a student-centered environment led by dedicated faculty members who truly care about student success. Unlike other large schools, classes are taught by qualified professors, rather than graduate students, and class sizes are smaller. We encourage innovative teaching in order to reinforce students’ creativity, confidence and competence.

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