Master's Degree in Computer Science in Illinois in USA

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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

There are several fields that make up the broader field of computer science. One of these fields is the computational complexity theory, which can be very abstract. Other fields, such as computer graphics, deal more with concrete and hands-on visuals.  

 

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The State of Illinois ranks as the fifth most populous state in the U.S. Nicknamed as the Land of Lincoln the state is highly prosperous hosting a large number of industries, attractions and sites. Besides being home to one of the world’s busiest airports, the state has numerous institutions highly ranked worldwide. The University of Chicago, ranks among the top 10 in the world.

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Master of Applied Computer Science

Saint Xavier University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

The Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) program is designed to further students' understanding of the computing technologies shaping our world today. [+]

Masters in Computer Science in Illinois in USA. Master of Applied Computer Science The Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) program is designed to further students' understanding of the computing technologies shaping our world today and to prepare students for sustaining a life-long contribution to a technology-related career. The MACS program provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of important areas in the computing field. This program may be completed in two semesters by completing 16 credit hours each semester, or in three to four semesters by spreading the courses over a longer period. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree may be completed by taking an additional 24 graduate credit hours from the Graham School of Management, which can be completed in one additional year. Five-Year Option Get a bachelor's and master's degree in just five years! The Department of Computer Science is excited to announce this new option for all incoming freshmen. You can... Complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) or Bachelor of Arts (Computer Studies) and in the fourth year take two graduate level courses in computing that will count for eight hours towards the general electives in your bachelor’s degree and also eight hours towards your master’s degree. In the fifth year, you take 24 hours (six courses) of graduate courses to complete the master’s degree. You may also delay graduating with the bachelor’s degree until the end of the fifth year, and then graduate with both the master’s and bachelor’s degrees at the same time. This is an advantage because although you will be taking graduate courses, SXU will consider you to be an undergraduate and not only charge you undergraduate tuition but also allow you to use your financial aid package in the fifth year. However, since every student’s situation is different, you should check with the Financial Aid Office before making this decision. Entrance Requirements The MACS program is designed for students with a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field. However, a student with a non-computer-related degree may substitute relevant work experience as a prerequisite for entry into the program. College graduates who have not worked or studied in a computing field may become eligible for the program by addressing their deficiencies, either by taking courses at Saint Xavier University prior to their enrollment in the program (a conditional acceptance will be considered) or by providing documentation that they have completed similar courses at another institution. Students wishing to pursue this option should consult with the program director. Students with no experience in programming will be required to gain proficiency in one programming language (for example, Visual Basic, C, Java or C++) prior to acceptance into the program. In some cases a student may be required to complete an introductory computing course. Please contact the program director for advice on fulfilling these requirements. Program Requirements The master of applied computer science degree requires 32 credit hours of graduate course work consisting of at least 20 credit hours at the 500-level and at most 12 credit hours at the 400-level. Required Courses (20 credit hours from the Following, including ACSG-599): ACSG 520: TCP/IP Architecture and Protocols (4) ACSG 540: Programming Languages for the Web (4) ACSG 561: Systems Analysis and Design (4) ACSG 570: Computer Systems Security (4) ACSG 591: Special Topics (4) ACSG 599: Graduate Capstone Course (1-4) Elective Courses (Select 12 credit hours from the following): ACSG 400: Current and Future Trends of the Internet (4) ACSG 405: Project Management for Information Technology (4) ACSG 425: Data Communications and Wireless Networking (4) ACSG 430: Mobile Applications (4) ACSG 435: Cloud Computing (4) ACSG 450: Digital Forensics (4) ACSG 452: Advanced Database Topics (4) ACSG 455: Open Source Software (4) ACSG 460: Special Topics (4) ACSG 465: Usability and Design (4) ACSG 545: Software Engineering (4) ACSG 575: Information Ethics (4) ACSG 592: Independent Study (1-4) ACSG 593: Directed Study (1-4) ACSG 594: Internship (varies) Application Requirements Below are the requirements for the master of applied computer science program: 1. A completed application form (PDF). 2. Official transcript(s) sent directly from the registrar of the accredited baccalaureate degree-granting college/university and all graduate level coursework. 3. A non-refundable $35 application fee, unless applying online. 4. Personal statement. In approximately 300 words, please address (1) your personal career goals, (2) how you developed an interest in computer technology and the Internet, (3) your computer background and proficiency, (4) how this program fits into your goals, (5) what skills and experience you bring to the program, and (6) what are your needs and expectations of the master of applied computer science program? 5. Two completed recommendation forms. Recommendation forms must be completed by individuals (supervisors, professors, coworkers, etc.) who can attest to your academic competence, professional skills and character. Graduates of Saint Xavier University need not submit recommendations, unless specifically asked to do so after submitting the application. 6. If admitted into the program, an advisor will review your resume and transcripts. Students who have not worked in the information systems field and/or do not have a computer based undergraduate degree may need additional coursework. Apply online for the master of computer science (MACS) program or request an information packet by mail. [-]

MS in Computer Information Systems / MS in Computer Science

Bradley University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Peoria

MS in Computer Science Students are taught how to gather and analyze requirements, design, develop and test software systems, and devise new innovations and applications in computing. MS in Computer information systems Computer information systems is a discipline that focuses on information technology and a wide variety of scientific, engineering, and business applications; the mathematical requirements for computer information systems are not as rigorous as they are for computer science because there is less focus on theoretical foundations. [+]

MS in Computer Science Students are taught how to gather and analyze requirements, design, develop and test software systems, and devise new innovations and applications in computing. In addition to meeting all the general requirements of the Graduate School and of the department as stated above, candidates for the master’s degree in computer science must satisfy the following requirements: At least 21 of the 33 required hours must be earned in courses labeled CS. At most, six hours may be earned in approved courses other than those labeled CS or CIS. To satisfy the core (breadth) requirement, four courses must be taken, one from each pair given below (either by taking the course or showing evidence of the completion of an equivalent course elsewhere): CS 520 or CS 625 CS 590 or CS 591 CS 514 or CS 612 CS 561 or CS 571 To satisfy the depth requirements, the student must take three courses from one of the concentrations offered by the department. No course taken to satisfy the core requirement (see item 2) may be counted as one of the three courses in this requirement. For admission into the computer science program, a student must have the approval of the department and have completed: discrete mathematics at least two semesters of calculus, matrix or linear algebra at least one semester of calculus-based statistics at least 15 hours of computer science coursework including knowledge of one structured or object-oriented programming language, elementary data structures, assembly language, advanced data structures, and introductory computer architecture. MS in Computer information systems Computer information systems is a discipline that focuses on information technology and a wide variety of scientific, engineering, and business applications; the mathematical requirements for computer information systems are not as rigorous as they are for computer science because there is less focus on theoretical foundations. In addition to meeting all the general requirements of the Graduate School and of the department as stated above, candidates for the master’s degree in computer information systems must satisfy the following requirements: At least 21 of the 33 semester hours required must be earned in courses labeled as CIS. At most, six hours may be earned in approved courses other than those labeled CS or CIS. To satisfy the core (breadth) requirements, a student must either take the following courses or show the evidence of having completed equivalent courses elsewhere: CIS 530, CIS 575, CIS 580, CS 591. (CS 531 and CS 590 are recommended). Take one of the following courses: CIS 697, CIS 698, or CS 690. To satisfy the depth requirements, the student must take three courses from one of the concentrations offered by the department. No course taken to satisfy the core requirements (see items 2 and 3) may be counted as one of the three courses in this requirement. The admission requirements for the computer information systems program are: one semester of calculus one semester of statistics, and two semesters of computer programming [-]

Master in Computer Science

Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Macomb

At Western Illinois University, graduate study in computer science offers the exciting opportunity to work with faculty in their research in artificial intelligence; architecture, database, graphics, languages, networking [+]

Masters in Computer Science in Illinois in USA. At Western Illinois University, graduate study in computer science offers the exciting opportunity to work with faculty in their research in artificial intelligence; architecture, database, graphics, languages, networking, and systems design. You will also be able to access a variety of computer hardware and the best of current software. Our goals for the master’s program in computer science are to offer the knowledge you need to pursue careers in research and commercial environments, and to give you the ability to stay current in our dynamic and rapidly changing discipline. Our graduates have been successful in Ph.D. programs, in industrial research laboratories, in software and hardware design, and in middle and upper-level management for a variety of companies. Requirements If a student requires no remedial computer science coursework, a total of 33 semester hours is required for the master's degree in computer science. There are 18 hours of required core courses in operating systems, databases, artificial intelligence, networks, computer architecture, and computer graphics. The remaining hours are completed by taking depth courses in the same areas, writing a thesis, and/or completing a commercial-oriented project. There are three flexible options for completing your Masters degree in Computer Science at WIU: An all coursework option, a commercial project-oriented option, and a traditional research-based thesis option. In each, you will take courses that stress projects, teamwork, and a fundamental knowledge of computing. Thesis plan The thesis plan requires 27 hours of coursework and six hours of research. The final thesis will be a formal document describing the research and will be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies. Project plan The project plan requires 30 hours of coursework and three hours of directed study research. A final written report on the research project is required. All coursework plan The all coursework plan requires 33 hours of coursework. Tuition - In-State: $317.31 per credit hour - Out-of-State: $634.62 per credit hour [-]