Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
MS in Computer Science students are encouraged to subscribe to our program's discussion list (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will receive various employment opportunities or other information from this list from time to time.
How to Subscribe and Unsubscribe
Go to the Information Services website of available discussion lists. Find the "mscs" list and click "Subscribe" or "Unsubscribe".
We have a limited number of Graduate Assistantships (GAs). GA positions include a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend. We also have some student helper positions which are available to graduate students which may include grader or lab assistant, etc. However, we cannot guarantee any employment. Student helper positions pay a Missouri minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
Other UCM departments and offices may also have some employment opportunities, a student may contact those departments and offices for more information.
A student may also use the part-time job fair sponsored by the UCM Career Services to find other on-campus employment.
UCM's vicinity to the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area provides our students with many potential internship and/or full-time job opportunities. Our program encourages students in the MS in Computer Science program to pursue internship. A student may earn academic credit for an internship which counts 3 credit hours as an elective in our Master's program.
An international student must obtain the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) from the UCM International Center before an internship can be started. A student should refer to the regulations set by the International Center on this regard.
A student is encouraged to use various services provided by the UCM Career Services before looking for a full-time job. The Fall and Spring Career Expo also provide venues for our students to meet their future employers. An international student must obtain the Optional Practical Training (OPT) from the UCM International Center before a full-time job can be started. Our MS in Computer Science graduates are eligible for an OPT extension up to 29 months with an e-file employer.