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Illinois Institute of Technology Master of Science in Computer Science - STEM Designated
Illinois Institute of Technology

Master of Science in Computer Science - STEM Designated

Chicago, USA

32 Hours

English

Full time

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USD 1,646 / per credit

On-Campus

* priority deadline I deadline for Professional Master's and Master of Science May 15th

Introduction

Prepare for a Ph.D. program or to enter a research/development career in the computer science industry with a Master of Science in Computer Science. To complete the program, choose from a master’s thesis, master’s project, or coursework only.

Core courses are organized into three categories of computer science: programming, systems, and theory. The degree may be earned strictly through coursework, however, there are options to develop, complete, and defend a master’s thesis, or a master’s project.

Illinois Tech's Mies Campus is located just south of Chicago's downtown, a growing hub of the tech industry, home to a thriving hacking community, and a hive of startup activity.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Computer Science is designed to prepare you for a Ph.D. program or to enter a research/development career in the computer science industry. Core courses are organized into three categories of computer science: programming, systems, and theory.

Which Program Should I Apply To?

  • Both programs prepare you for a career as a working professional in computer science.
  • The M.S. CS is slightly more theoretically oriented since it requires one more theory core course than the M.A.S. CS.
  • Specializations and computer science professional courses are only available through the M.A.S. CS program.
  • If you plan to continue studying for a Ph.D., you should consider writing a master's thesis, which is available only under the M.S. CS program.
  • If you're not sure which program you want, we suggest applying to the M.S. CS program. If you're accepted, it's easy to change to the M.A.S. CS program later; if you're rejected for the M.S. CS program, you'll automatically be considered for the M.A.S. CS program.

Why Illinois Tech is one of the best value universities in the country

As an Illinois Tech student, you’ll automatically be considered for our university’s generous institutional scholarships. On average, this adds up to a savings of $107,472 on tuition and housing for every student during your four years at Illinois Tech ($134,340 for five years, based on fall 2021 figures).

We’re committed to dramatically reducing the cost of your degree, so you can focus on learning at one of the most dynamic and innovation-driven universities in the country.

Want some more great reasons?

  • On top of our institutional scholarship, on average, Illinois Tech awards our students an additional $34,412 each in need-based tuition aid over four years ($43,015 for five years). (among FAFSA filers, fall 2021)
  • We’re the #44 Best Value School in the nation (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 98% of our students receive some form of financial aid
  • The mean starting salary of our undergraduates is $63,938

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