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Master of Science in Applied Computer Science - Columbus State University

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Master of Science in Applied Computer Science

About the Program

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Create your future in computer science at Columbus State University. With four concentrations to choose from, Columbus State makes customizing your MS in applied computer science degree simple.

To keep pace with the rapid growth of technology, every industry needs professionals who are highly skilled in cybersecurity, software development, machine learning, and more.

Today's computing environment is highly competitive. From designing algorithms to identifying cyber threats, industry leaders are seeking a creative workforce. Your program focuses on new technologies and emphasizes applications. With four tracks to choose from and a 100% online option, it’s easy to customize your computer science degree to fit your interests and career goals.

Columbus State’s Master of Science in Applied Computer Science will prepare you for a thriving career in the discipline of your choice. Each track is designed to encourage creative problem-solving, foster innovation, and develop hands-on skills.

As part of the TSYS School of Computer Science, you’ll have a unique educational advantage. Our partnerships inspire collaboration with regional businesses and industries to understand their needs and create a responsive, state-of-the-art learning environment. Build your creative muscles and meet the workforce needs at organizations of all sizes. Every program and major is current, providing you with a firm foundation in the technologies of today and preparing you for the technologies of tomorrow.

We’re purpose-built for your success.

Career Opportunities

Based on your area of concentration, a Master of Science in Applied Computer Science degree prepares you for a broad range of careers including:

  • Software Engineers / Architects
  • Computer Programmers / Software Developers
  • Web Developers
  • Machine learning Engineers
  • Computer and Network Security Specialists
  • Cybersecurity Professionals

Apurva Kadiyala

I am from India and coming to the U.S. was a culture shock for me. However, with all the warmth from everyone at CSU, I felt at home. This created an opportunity for growth and development while I got to interact with many people which gave me certain soft skills that are ideal for my workplace. Overall CSU helped me become a better, more well-rounded person.

Degree Requirements

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Admissions Requirements

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Tuition and Fees

Value matters at CSU. We strive to make all programs attainable and affordable for every student.

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Financial Aid

From state scholarships to federal student aid, we’re here to help you take advantage of every educational resource.

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