Master of Science in Computer Science

We are now accepting new applicants for both Spring 2017, Summer 2017, and Fall 2017. The deadline for Spring 2017 applications is Nov 1, 2016; The deadline for Summer 2017 is April 1, 2017; the deadline for Fall 2017 applications is June 1, 2017. For more information please contact the MSCS Director, Dr. Yong Shi.

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 Masters 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 course work.

Payscale 2016 Ranking for M.S. in Computer Science

  • Median Salary
    $121,300
  • Projected Job Growth by 2022
    16.8%
  • Highly Satisfied
    66% 

 

The MSCS offers 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 maximum of flexibility in study plans and class attendance options.

CS Graduate Foundation Certificate Program

The CS Graduate Foundation Certificate Program consists of the following five courses

  1. CS 5000 - Foundations of Programming
  2. CS 5020 - Foundations of Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
  3. CS 5040 - Data Structures & Algorithms
  4. CS 5060 - Database Design
  5. CS 5070 - Mathematical Structures for Computer Science

Program Requirements

Required Common Core (12-18 Credit Hours)

  • Course Number
    Course Name
  • CS 6020
    Advanced Computer Architecture
  • CS 6041
    Theory of Computation
  • CS 6045
    Advanced Algorithms
  • Select one of the following:
  • CS 6025
    Advanced Operating Systems
  • CS 6027
    Advanced Computer Networking

Thesis

  • Course Number
    Course Name
  • CS 7999
    Thesis

 

Elective Track (6 Credit Hours)

    • Course Number
      Course Name
    • CS 7075
      Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
    • SWE 6823
      Embedded Systems Analysis and Design
    • SWE 6843
      Embedded Systems Design and Construction
    • Course Number
      Course Name
    • CS 7125
      Cloud Computing
    • CS 7172
      Parallel and Distributed Computing
    • CS 7174
      Modeling and Simulation
    • Course Number
      Course Name
    • CS 7260
      Advanced Database Systems
    • CS 7263
      Text Mining
    • CS 7265
      Big Data Analytics
    • Course Number
      Course Name
    • CS 7327
      Computer Graphics and Multimedia
    • CS 7367
      Digital Image Processing and Analysis
    • CS 7385
      Human Factors
    • Course Number
      Course Name
    • CS 7425
      Wireless and Mobile Computing
    • CS 7455
      Mobile App Development
    • CS 7457
      Game Design and Development
    • Course Number
      Course Name
    • CS 7530
      Computing Security
    • CS 7535
      Computing Security: Implementation and Application
    • CS 7537
      Digital Forensics
    • Course Number
      Course Name
    • CS 7827
      Real Time Systems
    • CS 7843
      Theory of Programming Languages
    • CS 7990
      Special Topics in Computer Science
    • CS 7991
      Advanced Topics in Computer Science
    • CS 7992
      Directed Studies
    • CS 7995
      Internship

 Approved Interdisciplinary Track Options

    • Course Number
      Course Name
    • IT 6203
      IT Design Studio
    • IT 6413
      IT Service Delivery
    • IT 6423
      IT System Acquisition & Integration
    • IT 6823
      Information Security Concepts & Administration
    • IT 7833
      IT Strategy, Policy, and Governance
    • Course Number
      Course Name
    • STAT 7020
      Statistical Computing and Simulation
    • STAT 7100
      Statistical Methods
    • STAT 8020
      Advanced Programming in SAS
    • STAT 8210
      Applied Regression Analysis
    • STAT 8220
      Time Series Forecasting
    • STAT 8320
      Applied Multivariate Data Analysis
    • Course Number
      Course Name
    • SWE 6613
      Requirements Engineering
    • SWE 6623
      Software Engineering
    • SWE 6633
      Software Project Planning & Management
    • SWE 6673
      Software Quality Engineering & Assurance
    • SWE 6743
      Object-Oriented Analysis & Design

 

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