Master of Science in Computer Science

Take your studies further with an advanced degree

Computer science, with its many subfields, is a continuously expanding field of study and your success is in part determined by your interest in specialized disciplines. A Master of Science in Computer Science from Fontbonne University will give you the theoretical and practical tools to succeed and advance in three subfields of computer science: software engineering, cybersecurity, and data science.

According to the Computing Research Association, the need for specialists in cybersecurity and data science is higher than it has ever been. ISACA, a non-profit information security advocacy group, has predicted that there will be a global shortage of 2 million cybersecurity professionals by 2019. The need for full-stack developers (skills learned in software engineering) has increased by 30 percent since October 2017. Full-stack developers are one of the highest-paid and most sought-after professionals in the US.

Program Highlights

Your master program will be focused on one of three practical specializations: cybersecurity, data science, and software engineering.

  • Taught by faculty with industry and research knowledge
  • Practical courses based on theoretical foundations
  • Appropriate for professionals with a technology-related degree as well as those with no technology-related degree but who find themselves in a job that demands knowledge from one of the three specializations
  • Small class sizes
  • 34 credit hours
  • Four graduate assistantships available for both fall and spring

Career Opportunities

Your advanced degree in computer science can lead to many job sectors: banking, entertainment, production, government, education, healthcare, just to name a few.

Positions could include:

  • iCloud app developer
  • Full-stack developer
  • .NET programmer

  • Digital Forensics analyst
  • Cybersecurity risk analyst
  • Penetration tester

  • Machine learning specialist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Image Processing Specialist

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Master of Science in Computer Science

Contact Information

6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

314-862-3456

fbyou@fontbonne.edu

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm

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