Master in Computer Science

Stevens Institute of Technology

Program Description

Master in Computer Science

Stevens Institute of Technology

Graduate students in computer science join a world-class faculty that provides both breadth and depth of instruction and research opportunities within security, programming languages, graphics and vision, software engineering, and computer networks. Faculty publish in top journals, receive funding from the most competitive agencies, and collaborate regularly with colleagues throughout the greater New York City area.

The university's researchers consult with companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, Bell Labs, AT&T Labs, and other top industry labs. The M.S. degree with optional concentrations provides elite training for both professional careers and further study or research within academia.

Computer Science Master's Degree Jobs

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Software Quality
  • Assurance Tester
  • Software Applications Developer

Curriculum Overview

Degree Requirements

  1. Completion of at least thirty credits at the graduate level (500 level and above), with a minimum grade of C and a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. At least twenty-one credits must be from computer science courses, identified by the CS prefix.
  3. At least three of the courses must be drawn from this set:
    • CS 510 Principles of Programming Languages
    • CS 511 Concurrent Programming
    • CS 513 Data Mining and Knowledge Management
    • CS 520 Introduction to Operating Systems
    • CS 521 TCP/IP Networking
    • CS 522 Mobile Systems and Applications
    • CS 524 Introduction to Cloud Computing
    • CS 526 Enterprise and Cloud Computing
    • CS 537 Interactive Computer Graphics
    • CS 541 Artificial Intelligence
    • CS 545 Human-Computer Interaction
    • CS 546 Web Programming
    • CS 548 Enterprise Software Architecture and Design
    • CS 549 Distributed and Cloud Computing
    • CS 561 Database Management Systems I
    • CS 573 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
    • CS 578 Privacy in a Networked World
    • CS 600 Advanced Algorithm Design and Implementation
    • CS 677 Parallel Programming for Many-core Processors
    • CS 694 Advanced Computational Modeling in Biology and Biomaterials
  4. The remaining nine credits can be from computer science or any other disciplines.

Some students may seek to take electives that form a focused area of study. Accordingly, several suggested focus areas of logically related electives are defined including:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Databases
  • Gaming and Simulation
  • Mobile Systems
  • Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization
  • Network and Systems Administration
  • Secure Systems
  • Software Development
  • Visual Computing and Information Extraction
  • Web Application Development

Admission Requirements

Admission into the graduate certificate or master's degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.

Required Documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores*
  • Application fee

Optional Documents:

  • Resume/CV

*Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all Ph.D. applicants. Additional Requirements for International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819).

Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned academic advisor's contact information.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 27, 2018
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