Which Missouri Colleges Offer Computer Technology Education?

Find out which Missouri colleges offer computer technology education programs. See program options, degree and admission requirements, prerequisites, school size and more. Schools offering Computer Support Technician degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Missouri schools offer a large variety of programs in computer technology education, ranging from bachelor's degrees to a doctorate. Read on to learn the associated costs and time commitment required.

What You Need to Know

Computer technology education is available through bachelor's degree programs in computer science and closely related areas of study, as well as master's and doctoral degree programs in computer science. Bachelor's degree programs usually take four years. Some programs offer internships and require capstone projects to graduate. At one school, you can apply some of your undergraduate earned credits to jumpstart a master's degree program. Master's degree program applicants need to have completed prerequisite classes; they must also submit GRE scores. Graduation requirements include a thesis, extra classes or an internship; you also need to complete comprehensive exams. The Ph.D. program in computer science requires a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA, GRE scores, recommendations and a resume. You can also expect to take a qualifying exam. A dissertation is required to graduate. This program is designed for students seeking careers as college instructors or researchers. Read on to see if one of these programs meets your needs.

Bachelor's Degree Programs in Missouri

Missouri Southern State University

The coursework in this program includes core classes in topics like data structures, operating systems, computer networks, programming and database management. In addition to satisfying the university's B.S. requirements, the program's curriculum meets the requirements for its Associate of Science in Drafting and Design Engineering program. The Computer Information Science Department operates a computer science club in which you can participate during your studies.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Information Systems
  • Area of Study: Computer technology
  • Program Length: 4 years (full-time)
  • Tuition and Fees: $5,523 for in-state and $10,480 for out-of-state students per year (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: High school core curriculum requirements
  • Admission Requirements: ACT/SAT scores
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 5,600 students (almost all undergraduates)

Missouri State University - Springfield

Core courses in this program cover topics like computational thinking, computer architecture, advanced data structures, computer operating systems and software engineering. You must also complete a minor in a field of study of your choice, but the program's curriculum almost satisfies the requirements for a minor in mathematics or physics. The school offers an accelerated master's degree program that allows you to apply earned undergraduate credits towards graduate program credit requirements.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Program Length: 4 years (full-time)
  • Tuition and Fees: $7,060 for in-state and $13,930 for out-of-state students per year (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: High school course requirements
  • Admission Requirements: ACT/SAT scores
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 18,500 undergraduate and 3,300 graduate students

Missouri Western State University

Your classes in this program cover subjects like web development, database systems, internet scripting, microcomputer applications and computer architecture. You also complete supportive classes in business statistics and communication. The school also offers a B.S. in Computer Science.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Technology
  • Program Length: 4 years (full-time)
  • Tuition and Fees: $7,090 for in-state and $12,860 for out-of-state students per year (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Introductory computer courses
  • Admission Requirements: ACT scores
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 5,700 undergraduate and 200 graduate students

University of Missouri - Columbia

Computer science-related courses in this program discuss algorithm design, digital logic, computer organization and database application. Other classes cover topics like production languages, multimedia design, computer assembly language, systems analysis and string algorithms. You may also complete an internship. During your senior year of study, you complete a capstone design project.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Program Length: 4 years (full-time)
  • Tuition and Fees: $9,509 for in-state and $25,166 for out-of-state students per year (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: High school course requirements
  • Admission Requirements: ACT/SAT scores
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 27,600 undergraduate and 7,800 graduate students

Master's Degree Program in Missouri

Missouri State University - Springfield

Coursework in this program covers topics such as web-based education resources, computer graphics, networks, data mining and bioinformatics. You must also pass comprehensive exams and either write a thesis, complete extra coursework or complete an internship prior to graduation.

  • Program Name: Master of Natural and Applied Science (MNAS) in Computer Science
  • Program Length: 32 credit hours
  • Tuition and Fees: $5,500 for in-state and $10,108 for out-of-state students per year (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: 20 undergraduate credit hours in the natural and applied sciences
  • Admission Requirements: GRE scores, two letters of recommendation, letter of interest
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 18,500 undergraduate and 3,300 graduate students

Doctoral Degree Program in Missouri

University of Missouri - Columbia

This program prepares you to teach at the college level or conduct research in the field for the government or private businesses. During your studies, you might take classes in computational geometry, structural bioinformatics, data visualization and pattern recognition. You must also write and defend a dissertation and create at least one paper publishable in a journal or accepted by a faculty member prior to graduation.

  • Program Name: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Science
  • Program Length: 72 credit hours
  • Tuition and Fees: $9,506 for in-state and $23,602 for out-of-state students per year (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Previous coursework in statistics, discrete math, programming languages, calculus, computer system architecture, algorithm analysis and design, software engineering, computation theory and operating systems
  • Admission Requirements: A bachelor's degree in computer science with a minimum GPA of 3.4 or a master's degree in computer science or a related field with a minimum GPA of 3.4; GRE scores, personal statement, three letters of recommendation and resume; pass a qualifying exam
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 27,600 undergraduate and 7,800 graduate students

Prospective computer technology students in Missouri will largely find undergraduate degrees, though master's and doctoral programs are also available.

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