MS Computer Science

MS Computer Science

Master's Degree in Computer Science

This program will provide students with an excellent graduate level education in Computer Science that prepares them to work in a variety of computer-related fields, including education, industry, research, business, and government.

For a general overview of the program, see our brochure. For details about the program’s curriculum, see our program guide.

How does this program prepare its graduates?

Graduates of this program will have the skills and knowledge they need to excel in a variety of cutting edge technological fields. Current trends in education, industry, research, business, and government show that employers are actively seeking individuals with competitive Computer Science skills that enable companies to keep up with the newest technology.

M.S. in C.S. students complete a 30 credit-hour program, choosing a track with or without a thesis, to learn skills that will prepare them for a competitive and in-demand field. To see past student theses, click here.

Who can enroll in this program?

This program is designed for individuals with a B.S. in Computer Science who are looking to expand their knowledge and opportunities. Students with a bachelor's degree in another discipline may also apply for the M.S. in Computer Science after meeting certain eligibility criteria. This degree can be completed as a full-time or part-time student.

Tuition Reimbursement Programs
Many companies have tuition reimbursement programs that provide for the M.S. or one of the Certificate of Graduate Studies programs.

How can I apply?

The Masters of Computer Science is administered by the Global Learning & Partnerships of Rowan University (GLP).

To start an application for this degree, please click here and you will be directed to GLP's site with further information and the application. Applicants generally will need to have or provide:

  • a B.S. degree (or its equivalent) in Computer Science or related field;
  • official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned);
  • a current professional resume;
  • a typewritten statement of professional objectives;
  • two letters of recommendation;
  • a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Submission of official GRE test results is highly recommended.

Remarks from Recent Graduates   

"The Computer Science department has been my most valuable resource in creating my foundational character. Even when faced with a worldwide pandemic, they have provided me the tools that I needed that goes beyond my college experience and into the first steps of my career." −  A. Lam, Rowan B.S./MS. C.S. '21

"Rowan University provides a relevant and practical higher education in Computer Science, which brought my abilities and knowledge to the next level. My comfort, confidence, and technical skills would not have reached their fullest potential without it." − P. Quinn, Rowan B.S./M.S C.S. '20

"The Rowan University Computer Science department helped me find what I truly wanted to do as my career. The faculty's expertise and the wide offering of academic and research opportunities helped me develop a strong professional and academic background." − T. Soni, Rowan B.S./M.S. C.S. '20