Advance your career
The Master of Science in Computer Science program offers you an opportunity to develop advanced expertise in this rapidly growing field. You will be equipped to seek professional employment, research opportunities, a doctoral degree or educator certification by increasing your depth of knowledge in your field of specialization. You will choose from the following tracks: artificial intelligence, computer networks, database, cyber security, data science, image processing and software engineering. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn from and engage with prominent global scientists and engineers.
No foreign language credits required
Non-thesis 37, Thesis 30
Thesis and non-thesis options available
Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
The College of Science and Engineering is a gateway to in-demand STEM careers projected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. and global economy.
Take on our mission to build a better Texas that is eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We don’t just discover the future, we make it.
Shape an innovative framework with an award-winning faculty including four Regents Professors, a highly selective honor for exemplary contributions to their university, community and the State of Texas.
Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in various fields.
Our program is accredited by the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission.
Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.07 Careers
Computer science students are able to analyze a problem then identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution. With this degree, you can become a highly valued network engineer or software developer. As a graduate, you are well-positioned to transition quickly into the market when internship and job opportunities present themselves.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.08 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce computer science students.
Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES
This course provides you with an introduction to the study of information security and covers the most important features of computer security. Topics include basic concepts and principles in information security, authentication and access control, operating systems security, software vulnerabilities and threats, database security, and basic cryptography.
In this course, general theory, concept, and techniques related to allow you the design of intelligent databases will be discussed. Other topics to be covered include expert systems, neural networks, hypermedia, and text retrieval. A moderate-size semester project will be assigned to practice the design of an intelligent database.
This course will introduce you to related concepts and techniques to build intelligent systems that aim at acting rationally given perceived and represented knowledge. An overview of artificial intelligence techniques include knowledge representation, problem-solving, deduction, learning and planning.
Graduate Program Costs
As of Fall 2019, tuition and fees for a graduate student taking 9 credit hours through our 1 Year Optional Rate Plan is $3,288.98 for a Texas resident and $7,086.98 for a non-Texas resident. However, rates do change based on the number of credit hours taken, payment plan used and other factors.