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Master's in Computer Science (MS)

College of Arts and Sciences

In the rapidly-changing world of technology, staying competitive requires constant learning. Our Master's in Computer Science graduates enter the workforce ready to thrive in exciting jobs in software development and information technology, and to pursue doctoral programs in computer science.    

The master's degree in computer science is designed for individuals who want to upgrade the knowledge they already have in the field of computer science or those who desire a career change into one of these fast-growing, sought-after fields.  With the wide selection of courses, this degree may be shaped as a professional computer science master's degree as well as a step in pursuing a doctoral degree.

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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Master's
The MS in Computer Science program has resources and flexibility that are uncommon for small schools. Students benefit from a unique combination of small classes and large-school computing and development resources.
Eric Berkowitz
, Program Director

Expectations & Requirements


You will study fundamentals of computer science, including algorithms and computational theory. Our wide selection of classes includes topics such as cloud computing, algorithm design, artificial intelligence, big data, data mining, and bioinformatics.

Sample Courses

  • Big Data
  • Data Mining
  • Theory of Computation
  • Information in Society


Fast-Growing Sector
Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
Leaders in their Field
Roosevelt students assume leadership positions at software development and information technology start-ups and small companies, and development positions at national software companies, large data warehouses, and cloud-computing environments.
Career Options
  • Computer and information research scientist
  • Software applications developer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Network systems administrator
  • Database administrator
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Software systems developer
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  • Online Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities within the United States. Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement.