Master's Degree in Computer Science
Master of Science
Computer Science Master’s Degree Program Overview
Purdue University Northwest’s Master of Science in Computer Science integrates fundamental theoretical concepts with sophisticated practical applications. Our program provides thorough preparation for employment in a number of industries or further academic study in the discipline.
This program gives you the flexibility to customize your plan of study. You’ll be mentored by experienced instructors in small classes and benefit from strong academic support alongside applied experiential learning opportunities.
Computer Science Master's Degree Program Curriculum
The Master of Science in Computer Science integrates fundamental theoretical concepts with sophisticated practical applications. Graduates will be prepared for employment in the field, and, for those students who are so interested, for further studies in computer science.
Build a foundation for success with core courses in operating systems and algorithms.
- CS 51510 – Algorithms
- CS 51520 – Operating Systems
- CS 51530 – Programming Languages, Interpreters and Compilers
Explore subfields of computer science, such as machine learning, data mining and software design. Complete an internship and work on a research project supervised by a faculty member.
- CS 51580 – Computer Graphics
- CS 51590 – Parallel Computing
- CS 59000 – Data Mining, Machine Learning and Statistical Analysis
Computer Science Master's Degree Program Highlights
Computer science is a dynamic and competitive field, and computer scientists are in high demand in a wide range of industries. We offer a learning environment that empowers you to take on tomorrow’s challenges, including research and internship opportunities in a wide variety of areas.
Computer Science Master's Degree Program Outcomes
In this program, you’ll master fundamental knowledge of computer systems and computational theory. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to apply reasoning, problem solving and technical skills to solve problems with minimal guidance. You’ll also be able to present your solutions orally and in writing.
Computer Science Master’s Degree Program Employers
Our alumni work with some of the most innovative organizations across the region and around the world, including:
- Discover Bank
Computer Science Master’s Degree Program Beyond the Classroom
We encourage you to get involved in activities like:
- Association for Computing Machinery
- IEEE Computer Society
Computer Science Master’s Degree Program Career Paths
This degree prepares you for a number of careers in the field, including:
- Software developer
- Data scientist
- Systems analyst
Computer Science Master’s Degree Program Scholarships
In addition to the scholarships available through the financial aid office and the College of Engineering and Sciences, MS in Computer Science students can apply for:
- Clark Memorial Scholarship
- Thompson Endowed Scholarship
- The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Scholarship
The professors and staff here are so supportive, and they helped me greatly in finding my future direction. The practical and comprehensive courses I took here are also really useful in my current PhD studies at the University of Illinois Chicago.
The program allowed me to gain an in-depth understanding of advanced computer science concepts. It was a great experience and I felt very well prepared to enter the workforce at Discover. All of the instructors were very accessible and helpful.
Meet the Faculty
Department Chair, Computer Science
Shuhui Grace Yang is a professor of computer science in the Department of Computer Science. Her research and teaching focus on computer network and wireless communication.
Professor of Computer Science; Graduate Advisor
Hairong (Helen) Zhao is a full time professor in computer science. Besides teaching and research, she also serves as the graduate advisor in computer science.
Earn a Master's Degree in Computer Science at PNW
Whether you just completed your undergraduate studies or are looking to take the next step to advance your career, Purdue University Northwest’s computer science master’s degree program prepares you for the career field or further studies in computer science.
Our graduate studies staff is ready to help you take the next step! Contact us at (219) 989-2257 or firstname.lastname@example.org to see how PNW can meet your needs.