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The Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers two options for a Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS): a non-thesis option that requires a minimum of 30 credits, and a thesis option that requires a minimum of 30 credits, including 6 credits of thesis. The MSCS program offers students the opportunity to develop a Plan of Study, in consultation with an academic advisor, that is customized to their own career goals and interests, including the ability to focus on specific areas such as Big Data Analytics or Cybersecurity.

Most graduate courses are available in a “Distance Learning” format: they are video streamed live, posted and downloadable online the same day as the lecture.  Students may be required to take exams either on campus or at an approved testing center. (Additional charges may apply for remote testing centers)

Applications for admission to the master’s program who meet the MSCS Admission requirements are approved by the University upon the recommendation of the Department.

QM Information:

HigherEd. QM is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online course design and online components.

Some sections of this program’s courses have been reviewed and nationally recognized by Quality Matters as meeting the standards for best practices in online course design and delivery. If a course section has been certified, it will bear the Quality Matters seal.
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Suggested Careers

  • Software Engineer/Architect
  • Software Development Engineer
  • Big Data Engineer
  • Data Analytics Engineer
  • Database Engineer
  • Mobile Application Engineer
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Senior Application Developer

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Degree Details
College College of Engineering and Computer Science
Degree type MSCS
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $371.82
- Out of State (FL) $1,026.81
Credits needed to graduate 30 (with thesis)
or 30 (without thesis)
* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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