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Southeast Missouri State University Harrison College of Business and Computing Master of Science in Applied Computer Science
Southeast Missouri State University Harrison College of Business and Computing

Master of Science in Applied Computer Science

Cape Girardeau, USA

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Sep 2024

USD 276 / per credit *


* per credit hour for graduate Missouri residents. 516.20 USD per credit hour for graduate nonresidents


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The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science program offers a broad range of courses in theoretical computer science, software construction, data analytics, cloud computing, emerging and converging technologies and many more, which provide the much-needed opportunity for the development of a high degree of specialization and critical experience as computer professionals.

Students will further their knowledge through advanced courses in their area(s) of interest. They will enhance their technical and professional skills which are vital in the modern global society. Although tailored for computer science professionals, who want to advance their careers and graduate students seeking competitive jobs, the program is designed to engage and prepare students with no background in computer science as well.

Applied Computer Science Students will…

  • Master the knowledge of the most up-to-date technologies
  • Use a wide array of technical skills to develop software applications that demand performance, reliability, and safety standards
  • Engage in primary and secondary research
  • Develop critical reasoning and technical writing skills
  • Develop professional presentation skills
  • Receive focused attention from faculty advisors
  • Practice hands-on exposure to a variety of computer systems, tools, and techniques
  • Receive excellent preparation for seeking careers in software-related computing fields

Why should I study Applied Computer Science at Southeast?

Faculty in the Applied Computer Science program have Ph.Ds from varied and impressive graduate schools around the United States, and are armed with their unique professional/industrial background. In the tailored program, the students will get personal attention from faculty who will inspire them to nurture creativity as they learn to analyze concerns, devise systems, and troubleshoot problems.

Career Planning

  • Graduates from our program will enter the most demanding and rewarding careers in the computing field
  • New computer science graduates enjoy a hefty salary with a median base pay of $70,000/year. ~
  • The job outlook for software developers is expected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026. ~ U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The number of job openings for computer science graduates will outpace the number of graduates through 2024. ~ New York Times, November 2017

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or related field*
    • *Students with bachelor’s degrees from other fields will be required to take up to two prerequisites (provisional admission).
  2. Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale
  3. Completed at least 6 hours of science and 6 hours of mathematics in an undergraduate degree

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