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Master of Science in Computer Science degree beginning at CSU

Marketing and Communication // August 9, 2016

Charleston Southern University will begin offering the master of science in computer science degree this fall.

The master of science in computer science degree is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the technical fundamentals of computer science architecture, database, networking and software engineering. The program offers specialized tracks in cyber security and software engineering with a major focus throughout the curriculum on test and evaluation.

Over 60 percent of all IT occupations experienced growth in 2013, and this is projected to increase rapidly into the next decade," said Dr. Valerie Sessions, chair of the computer science department. "Our program gives students the edge to succeed in this growing field.

All MSCS courses are available in an online or a hybrid format. In addition, MSCS students may choose between a nonthesis and thesis program of study. The nonthesis program of study is designed to enhance professional development for those currently working in the field while providing advanced skills and knowledge to those seeking employment.

The thesis program of study provides a strong technical basis for further advanced study and research in computer science. Reflected in the programs of study is a commitment to the highest ethical, intellectual and social values.

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