Master of Science in Computer Science - General

The Master of Science in Computer Science - general concentration is designed for professionals focused on building an advanced understanding of industry-relevant technology issues facing today's organizations. Coursework challenges students to master topics related to operating systems and networking, their knowledge of computer system architecture and the software system engineering process.

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.*

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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TOTAL CREDITS

48

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    CE605 Modern Computer Architecture 4
    CE660 Modern Computer Design 4
    CE690 Computer Engineering Capstone 4
    CS651 Computer Systems Security Foundations 4
    CS671 Software Systems Engineering Process 4
    EE600 Modern Solid State Devices 4
    EE660 Modern Electronic Design 4
    INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4
    SE600 Systems Engineering I 4
    SE610 Systems Engineering II 4
    Total Credit Hours: 40
    Courses: Electives
    CS Elective Select one CS 600-level course 4
    EE Elective Select one EE 600-level course 4
    Total Credit Hours: 8

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    Admission Requirements

    The CTU Master of Science in Computer Engineering degree program is designed to provide technical depth in engineering topics that require a solid foundation in advanced mathematics (including calculus, differential equations and linear algebra), engineering and physics. Students from a non-engineering undergraduate background will not be considered for this degree program at this time.

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  • Outcomes

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

    • Critically evaluate the issues that impact the development and modification of complex software systems
    • Apply analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills in diverse, appropriate situations
    • Construct domain-specific computing or information system solutions
    • Identify gaps in the body of knowledge
    • Conduct professional, scholarly, applied research
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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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