Computer Science Degree

Master's of Computer Science Program Overview

Businesses that employ artificial intelligence, machine learning and other emerging technologies rely on computer expertise to forge the future. Get ready for a high-tech career with a computer science degree from CMU. In this program, you'll learn about computer architecture, software engineering, network security, computer graphics, database management, and much more.

CMU also offers different opportunities to get involved with a number of computer science student organizations such as:

  • Women in Technology
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • Association of Computing Machinery
  • Computer Science Research and Graduate Program Preparation

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On Campus
Program Length: 2 years
Credit Hours: 30

Why our Computer Science degree?

Computer pros with a solid understanding of today’s most impactful digital innovations will lead in their field. In our computer science program you’ll explore the most relevant technologies that will forge the future.

Study areas include artificial intelligence, software engineering, data modeling, cloud computing, big data, databases and security. Other areas of study include pattern recognition and image processing. Projects typically involve the application of Java, Python, C/C++, R or other programming languages to concepts and problems.

With this program, you’ll be ready to move up into advanced professional positions across the U.S. and around the world.

Applications to the Master of Science in Computer Science program are available through the College of Graduate Studies. In addition, all graduate students should contact:

Lisa Gandy
Pearce Hall 413

What will you learn in our Computer Science program?

Take exciting hands-on courses as you prepare for a rewarding profession in many computer-related careers and industries.

  • Learn from distinguished faculty with practical expertise in a variety of computer science fields.
  • Gain more experience and use the special-purpose labs running advanced software applications.
  • Have access to UNIX and LINUX workstation labs as well as the CMU Center for Software Development.
  • Gain hands-on experience and develop skills using the special-purpose labs running advanced software applications.
  • Participate in faculty-driven research on interesting technology areas such as machine learning, data mining, social media and computer security.

Careers with a Computer Science degree

CMU graduates have found fulfilling and high-paying careers in industry, business and government as programmers, systems engineers, software designers and consultants.

Career Projected Salary
Senior Data Scientist $100,910
Data Engineer $98,860
Data Scientist $103,500
IT Manager $159,010
Computer systems analysts $102,240
Database Administrators and Architects $112,120
Computer Network Architect $126,900
Computer Programmer $97,800
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