Master of Science in Computer Science

Computer science, with its many subfields, is a continuously expanding field of study.  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.

Master of Science in Computer Science Program Highlights

  • 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

Course Samples

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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

 

Contact Us

Questions? Contact our Office of Admissions: 314-889-1400| fbyou@fontbonne.edu
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