Hampton University offers the Master of Science (M.S.) program in Computer Science that is suitable for computer science majors, as well as those who have a strong interdisciplinary background. Following the Hampton tradition, the Computer Science department has created a friendly environment, with low student/faculty ration and a curriculum that can be adapted to individual needs. Experimental research programs, strong faculty commitment to teach and research, and excellent computing facilities, yield to a fertile environment in which to get an advanced degree. For those without a strong background in computer science, a set of bridge courses provide the necessary background for regular admission to the MS program. Graduates of the program have been actively recruited and hired by major software and hardware companies for positions in software development, testing, and marketing.
The Department of Computer Science has numerous computing facilities available to all graduate students. Students have access to major programming languages, databases and current software packages within the department local area network. The department maintains its own Computer Center. The Center consists of five major laboratories and a well-equipped server center.
The M.S. degree program in Computer Science allows each student to obtain a broad background in areas of Programming Languages, Operating Systems, Theory of Computation, Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence. Six required core courses are taught in these areas. Six elective courses are taken to broaden and deepen the experience, followed by a comprehensive examination. For the students interested in conducting a research project, a thesis may be substituted for one course and the thesis defense for the comprehensive examination.
Research projects are readily available since faculty is actively involved in research. Major areas of specialization include:
- Software Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence/Computational Intelligence/Robotics
- Operating Systems
- Algorithms/Bio-inspired Algorithms
- Information Assurance and Cyber Security
Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science has a well-rounded, highly competitive program that will prepare you for both graduate school and positions in industry or government.
We are the Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education as well as a funded Master of Science in Information Assurance Program. The Department has strong collegiate and corporate partnerships. Most of our CSC/CIS students take advantage of the many available summer internships (both industry and research) which provide opportunities for graduate school and industry positions before graduation.
Our faculty has a vested interest in your success and we are dedicated to your future goals in the field of computing. The Department has a freshmen mentoring program, peer-tutoring program, and one on one curriculum advisement to ensure successful matriculation at Hampton University.
In addition, the Department of Computer Science has a 98% placement rate (full-time employment and/or graduate school acceptance for graduating seniors.
Students who graduate with a degree in CSC are highly qualified in:
- Programming languages
- Operating systems
- Scientific programming
- Web-based programming
- Software engineering
Graduating CIS students are highly qualified in:
- Business management
- Project Management
- Systems analysis
- Web page design
- Database systems
- Information analysis
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Last updated January 20, 2018