Master - Computer Science

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If you are seeking an education program that can help you gain an in-depth knowledge of how computers function while also preparing you for a technology-related leadership role, consider enrolling in Northcentral University's Master of Science in Computer Science program. Read on for more information about this online program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Master of Science in Computer Science program offered by Northcentral University is designed to provide you with an overview of the basic principles of computational science as well as cover topics in areas of database management, business intelligence, computer development and programming, cybersecurity, and innovation and strategy in computer science. You'll be able to learn how to evaluate emerging computer science concepts and identify an organizations potential need for computer and software upgrades. By the end of this program, you could be ready to use their computer science knowledge to lead the positive change and integrate computer technologies in a variety of organizations.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You may already have some computer knowledge if you are considering applying to NCU's MS in Computer Science program. An interest in preparing for a leadership career and strong analytical and problem-solving skills would also be useful. All applicants to Northcentral University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you must complete 30 credit hours. Twelve credits will be from required foundational courses, 15 credits will be from specialization courses, and three credits will be from a capstone project.

Course CodeCourse Name
TIM 6101 Principles of Computer Science
TIM 6110Programming Languages & Algorithms
TIM 5010Computer Networks & Mobile Computing
TIM 6120Distributed Systems
TIM 5020Databases & Business Intelligence
TIM 6130Data Mining
TIM 6301Principles of Cybersecurity
TIM 5030Managing Risk, Security, & Privacy in Information Systems
TIM 6140Software Engineering
TIM 6190Innovation & Strategy in Computer Science

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of NCU's Master of Science in Computer Science program, you could have the skills and experience to qualify for a variety of computer or technology-related leadership positions. Jobs could be found in the IT departments of nearly any type of business as well as with consulting companies or government agencies. Examples of some of the positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Information systems manager
  • Computer technology consultant
  • Web administrator
  • Computer programmer
  • Software developer
  • Data management specialist