Master of Science in Computer Science


Program Description

  • Credits: 30-credit program (full or part-time)
  • Program Length: 18 months
  • Start Dates: Rolling Admissions
  • Instructional Method: Hybrid (face-to-face classes with an online component), as well as some offerings online.

Acquire the fundamental knowledge and best practice methodologies to position yourself for success in high-level IT administration and software engineering. MSCS graduates are well prepared for positions around the industry, including positions in government agencies, technology companies, and research institutions.

You will learn from expert faculty who are involved in developing applications and research in the field. The MSCS program fills a persistent need for system analysts, web and mobile application developers and big data specialists.


MSCS Program Options and Features

  • Complete the program in as little as 18 months.
  • Experience small classes and close interaction with faculty in both hybrid (combination of online and classroom learning) and online delivery methods.
  • 30-credit program delivered in 16-week semesters.
  • Classes are held in the evening during the week: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Many advanced electives – choose from a wide variety of specializations in today’s computer science field.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and apply the knowledge of design and analysis of computer algorithms and data structures.
  • Apply advanced concepts related to discipline coursework to solve theoretical or applied problems.
  • Learn to discuss issues, trends, and solutions with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Gain practical experiences and skills needed to work successfully as a team.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, or related field with an overall 2.75 GPA or higher and a 3.0 or higher in the major.
  • Non-technical undergraduate degree candidates will be considered for conditional matriculation on a case-by-case basis. Prerequisite courses may be required.
  • Personal statement.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Resume.
  • GRE scores*.
  • $40 application fee.

*The GRE requirement may be waived for students who have more than five years professional experience. Waivers will be based on a candidate’s academic record, personal statement and a work history that reflects growth and increased responsibility. This determination is made on an individual basis by graduate faculty from the School of Arts & Sciences.


100% of our 2017 surveyed graduates were either employed or in graduate school six months after graduation.

The average salary of Felician graduates is $50,112.

Where do our students and alumni find internships and employment?

Looking for an internship opportunity? Here is where our students have interned while at Felician:

  • Disney World
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Irish Repertory Theatre
  • New York Red Bulls Soccer Club
  • Pepsi Company
  • Prudential Financial
  • United Nations

Here is a sampling of where our Felician graduates are employed:

  • American International Group (AIG)
  • AT&T
  • Dupont
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Teachers in the area New Jersey schools
Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters, Felician University is one of the few Franciscan universities in the country, and the only one in New Jersey. We’ve built our reputation with an emphasis on se ... Read More

Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters, Felician University is one of the few Franciscan universities in the country, and the only one in New Jersey. We’ve built our reputation with an emphasis on service and respect for humanity, as was the dream of Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska - the foundress of the Felician Sisters more than a century ago. Even today, we strive to represent those values in everything we do. Read less