Master of Science in Computer Science

General

Program Description

The Master of Science in Computer Science degree, as part of Northeastern’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, is designed for experienced professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and expand their technology leadership responsibilities in all industries and organizations around the world from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises.

The program combines both computing and important application domains—enabling you to increase your broad-based knowledge in the field while focusing on one of the following curricular specializations:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Game design
  • Graphics
  • Networks
  • Data Science
  • Programming languages
  • Security
  • Software engineering
  • Systems
  • Theory

Program Objectives

  • Exhibit proficiency in the design, implementation, and testing of software.
  • Demonstrate skills and experience working in small teams.
  • Apply algorithmic and theoretical computer science principles to solve computing problems from a variety of application areas.
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn and develop competencies in specialized or emerging computer science fields.

This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training effective July 7, 2019, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister. Nevertheless, prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (for example, acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

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The Power of Your Degree

The Computer Science MS degree from the Khoury College of Computer Sciences enables you to:

  • Exhibit proficiency in the design, implementation, and testing of software.
  • Demonstrate skills and experience working in small teams.
  • Apply algorithmic and theoretical computer science principles to solve computing problems from a variety of application areas.
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn and develop competencies in specialized or emerging computer science fields.

Our MSCS graduates have found success in a wide range of careers, including:

  • Software Development Engineer at Amazon
  • Consultant at Deloitte
  • Software Engineer at Microsoft
  • Full Stack Developer at Cartera Commerce, Inc.

Requirements

  • Online application and fee.
  • Unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts (you can submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended at the time of admission).
  • Statement of purpose that should include career goals and expected outcomes and benefits from the program.
  • Recent professional resume listing detailed position responsibilities.
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation.
  • Official GRE General Test scores.

As an international student, there are a number of documents you need to study in Canada.

  • Valid Passport: Applications can take up to 3 months (or longer), so apply as soon as possible.
  • Study Permit: All international students in programs longer than 6 months need a valid Study Permit.
  • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) & Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
    • Only citizens of certain countries require a TRV.
    • If you are from a TRV-exempt country, you may need to apply for an eTA before you can travel to Canada.

You are responsible for maintaining your immigration status and complying with immigration regulations while you are in Canada.

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

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