Master of Science in Computer Science

Kennesaw State University is now offering the NEW Master of Science in Computer Science degree to meet Georgia's increasing workforce demand in computer science. The MSCS program offers students a true graduate-school experience in the exciting discipline of Computer Science, with high expectations and intensive learning. The Master's program is designed to serve two kinds of qualified students who want to further their study in computer science: those who have BS degree in computer science, and those with undergraduate degrees in areas other than CS with required computer science and mathematics coursework.

The MSCS offers an excellent curriculum that blends theoretic foundations of computer science with the state-of-the-art computing technologies. The program provides students with opportunities in computer science research, advanced project development and interdisciplinary study, with a maximum of flexibility in study plans and class attendance options.

1. Curriculum featuring state-of-the-art computing technologies:

  • Mobile computing, mobile app development, wireless networking;
  • Game design and development, modeling, and simulation;
  • Database, data warehousing, and data mining;
  • Cloud computing, high-performance computing, distributed computing;
  • Computing security.

2. Three degree models

  • Thesis model;
  • Non-thesis model;
  • Interdisciplinary CS model.

3. Full time/part time study plans and flexible class attendance options.

4. Closely working with faculty in research and project development.


  1. Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  2. Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly.
  3. GRE Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU (school code 5359). No department code is necessary.
  4. Resume - (Can be uploaded into the online application) - Should detail the following: successful completion of required undergraduate coursework; performance on previous computer science coursework; certificates of attainment in computer-related training/self-study programs; accomplishments in professional activities; and relevant work experience.
  5. Letters of Recommendation (2) - (Can be sent electronically through the online application)
  6. Statement of Purpose.
  7. Successful applicants will have coursework covering at least 7 of the following areas: Data Structures, Computer Organization & Architecture, Operating Systems, Software Development, Database, Data Communications or Networking, Calculus (including limits and sequences), Discrete Modeling or Linear Algebra, and Probability and Statistics.
  8. Evidence of competency in programming in Java and at least one other programming language. This requirement can be met by grades of A or B in appropriate coursework and/or submission of representative programs.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 29, 2019
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Resident tuition fee for 1 credit hour: $290.00. Non-resident tuition fee for 1 credit hour: $1,045.00. Other fees may apply.
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