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Computer Science, MS

Master of Science in Computer Science

Computer science experts develop innovations that shape our future. We prevent cyberattacks and predict and prevent catastrophic events. We accelerate advancements in business, health care and many other fields. 

At the University of Central Missouri, not only do we prepare you to advance your career, but we also prepare you to lead teams of technology professionals with a Computer Science master’s program. 

An HLC-accredited master’s degree that provides you with the skills to lead

Today’s computer science professionals are found in nearly every industry. As technology continues to transform, evolve and become more specialized, companies are looking for skilled individuals with advanced degrees to lead their teams.

Because we have the largest and one of the most affordable Computer Science programs in Missouri, UCM is well-equipped to help you become a senior computer science professional. Our Computer Science master’s program has a cloud computing master’s degree track, as well as tracks in General Computer Science and Software Development. You’ll not only use technology to solve a variety of practical problems, but you’ll also gain relevant knowledge and skills so that you can lead in a career that interests you.

Master’s in CS degree program courses online

Graduate students in the University of Central Missouri’s master’s in Computer Science program primarily take courses in person, but the program is also available 100% online. You can also enroll in coursework on a full- or part-time basis to earn your Computer Science MS degree on a schedule that works for you.

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95% job placement rate

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Largest master’s in CS in Missouri

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 One of most affordable CSMS in Missouri


What you will study

Gain the expertise and experience needed to take charge and solve complex technological challenges in computer science. 

At the University of Central Missouri, our master’s in CS starts with Algorithms, Operating Systems, Database and Compilers. From there, you have the choice to personalize your graduate degree in a way that works for you.

We have three degree tracks within the Computer Science master’s program that are highly customizable — allowing you to pursue a thesis, a master project or just graduate coursework. No matter which track you choose, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your computer science career.

Master’s degree in Computer Science program options:

  • General Computer Science graduate degree track: Gain a broad-based education in developing software products and theoretical computing. You will study mobile computing, web development, big data and other relevant topics.
  • Software Development degree track: Emphasizing development of real-world applications from the ground up, you will learn how to produce large software products in a variety of industries within our master’s Software Development track.
  • Cloud Computing degree track: Design applications using a commerical cloud computing platform such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. Understand cloud security archeticture and security design principles as well as billing, account management and pricing models. 


Excellence in Computer Science

  • 95%: UCM Computer Science master’s degree graduates are employed within six months
  • #1: Graduate school in terms of affordability for Computer Science programs in Missouri


Unique learning opportunities in computer science

The University of Central Missouri’s Computer Science master’s degree program gives you hands-on experiences that will set you up to lead a team of tech professionals in computer science. Here’s how: 

  • Internships: The majority of our master’s in CS graduate students pursue an internship, this can occur during your fall, spring or summer semesters. Our faculty have countless industry connections to help you gain the experience you need to lead.
  • Master’s projects: Take on a computer science project that interests you while working with one of our industry partners. 
  • Research thesis: If you have an interest in pursuing graduate research as part of our Computer Science master’s program, you can work with a faculty member to develop a thesis project for course credit. Put your expertise to work and help advance research within our profession.


What can you do with a Computer Science master’s degree from UCM?

The University of Central Missouri provides you with a graduate degree that opens doors professionally, no matter which Computer Science track you pursue. 

UCM graduate program alumni are employed at Amazon, Boeing, Garmin, IBM, J.P. Morgan, Mastercard, Sprint and many Fortune 500 companies. 

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With a master’s in Computer Science degree, you can become a leader in our profession. Learn about job outlooks, salary expectations and more.




Financial assistance options for your Computer Science master’s program

Our master’s in Computer Science is one of the most affordable graduate programs in Missouri. We also offer several ways for you to finance your college education.

 You may qualify for Computer Science scholarships, including:

  • Chelsoft Scholarship in Computer Science
  • Cooper Scholarship


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In addition to our three unique tracks, including a master’s Software Development concentration, you can enhance your career opportunities by specializing with a:

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