Master of Science in Computer Science

The demand for highly trained individuals in the field of computer science will only continue to grow as digital technology creates new avenues for communicating, innovating and doing business. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that employment of software developers will grow by 17 percent by the year 2024.1 Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Computer Science degree program gives students the opportunity to advance their knowledge of core computer science skills to help them prepare as leaders and change agents in their chosen industry.

The MSCS curriculum is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of operating systems, network architecture, and software system engineering processes. In addition to this foundational coursework, students can also focus their study by pursuing one of four concentrations, including database systems, general computer science, computer system security and software engineering. For the third year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Science in Computer Science degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News and World Report.2

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Apply effective leadership strategies and skills
    • Critically evaluate the issues that affect the development and modification of complex software systems
    • Conduct professional, scholarly, applied research
    • Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the field of computer science
    • Select analytical and critical thinking skills for effective decision analysis and problem solving in a specific situation
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1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Software Developers, on the Internet at (visited August 1, 2017).

2Learn more about the U.S. News rankings for Colorado Technical University’s online degree programs.