Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)

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Reach your career goals with a MSCS degree

This program provides individuals with a comprehensive knowledge of current trends in computer science, key research issues in specialized areas of computer science, techniques for project management and design, implementation and evaluation of IT solutions. Specifically, this program covers a variety of topics in software engineering, mobile computing, data analytics, and high-performance computing.

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15

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COST PER CREDIT

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Master of Science in Computer Science Degree Overview

This program covers a variety of topics in software engineering, mobile computing, data analytics, and high-performance computing.

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Computer Science Courses & Curriculum

The MSCS program consists of 12 courses, 36 academic credits. Students complete the eight  courses in the core and select one of the four-course concentrations. All courses are three credits.

Master of Science in Computer Science (36 credits)

24 credits
  • COMP510 Foundations of Algorithms and Data Structures
  • CBSC 510 Cloud Computing from the Ground Up
  • MGMT610 Executive Leadership
  • COMP520 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • MCAP520 Enterprise Data Management and Administration
  • COMP530 Linguistics of Programming Languages
  • COMP540 Computer Systems Architecture
  • CBSC530 Cyber Crime and Homeland Security

Computer Science Requirements & Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Computer Science will be able to:
  • Communicate computer science concepts, designs, and solutions effectively and professionally.
  • Apply knowledge of computing to produce effective designs and solutions for specific problems.
  • Identify, analyze, and synthesize scholarly literature relating to the field of computer science.
  • Use software development tools, software systems, and modern computing platforms.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Initiate and lead teamwork, implement a wide range of team-work development, manage multi-cultural communication and possible conflicts.
  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)

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Master of Science in Computer Science Concentrations

Cybersecurity Concentration Courses

  • CBSC610 Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime
  • CBSC620 Cyber Law and Policy
  • CBSC630 Hacking Methodology
  • CBSC640 Capstone-Cyber Warfare

Big Data Science Concentration Courses

  • DACS610 Data Mining
  • DACS620 Machine Learning
  • DACS630 Data Preparation and Analysis
  • DACS640 Capstone – Data Integration, Warehousing, Provenance, and Analysis

Database Organization Concentration Courses

  • COMP470 Database Organization II
  • DACS640 Data Integration, Warehousing, Provenance, and Analysis
  • COMP650 Data-Intensive Computing
  • COMP660 Capstone – Advanced Database Organization

Geospatial Intelligence Concentration Courses

  • GIS580 Geospatial Intelligence
  • GIS581 Geospatial Analysis and Modeling
  • GIS585 Geospatial Web and Mobile Programming
  • GIS585 Geospatial Applications in Business and Management

Information Technology Management Concentration Courses

  • COMP610 Strategic IT: Best Practices for Executives
  • COMP620 Corporate IT Security Audit Compliance
  • COMP630 Technology Entrepreneurship
  • COMP640 Capstone-Forecasting and Management of Technology

Master of Science in Computer Science Frequently Asked Questions

A Master’s in Computer Science (MSCS) is one of the master’s programs that UOTP offers. This program can help you develop your abilities and give you greater professional options to choose from. You’ll learn both the theoretical and practical application skills required to participate in the development of emerging technologies in this program.

Depending on whether you will choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, earning an MSCS will typically take you two years to complete. However, you can choose an accelerated program to complete your degree in less time.

UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your MSCS degree by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

If you are to complete an MSCS at UOTP, you’ll be ready to take the next step in your career in roles, which include planning processes and products, designing software architecture, and sharing software development progress with key stakeholders.

Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online MSCS program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.

It all starts with you deciding to get an MSCS. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures. Not to forget that you can always contact an admission officer to help you with the whole process.