Computer Science is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing professions worldwide. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics placed Computer Scientists among the fastest growing and highest paid jobs in their occupational projections for 2004-2014. Computer scientists will continue to be an increasingly valuable and expert resource as the effective use of computers remains a critical factor for industry, business, government, research, and education.
The Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science degree provides study in state-of-the-art computer applications as well as the theoretical foundations of computer science. The program blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops real-world skills applicable to complex problems. It is available in both a Thesis and a Non-Thesis option.
Computer Science Admission Requirements
Prospective students must satisfy all university admission requirements as well as the specific program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
Scholarships, Fellowships & Assistantships
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to qualified domestic and international students. The amounts of these awards vary depending on the type of award, but they may provide full tuition and a monthly stipend.
The Master’s program consists of a total of 30 credit hours, including 15 hours of required coursework. The Non-thesis option allows for 15 credits of elective courses, while the Thesis option requires 9 credits of elective courses and 6 credit hours of Master’s thesis.