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Lewis University

M.Sc. Online
24 months
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800 USD/credit
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Are you ready to push the boundaries of computer science? Create future-shaping innovations with Lewis University's online Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS). 

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Overview

 Through hands-on coursework, research and capstone experiences, you will learn advanced computing while honing your problem-solving, analytical and creative abilities. Gain highly valued tech knowledge and skills in this rapidly growing field, and get ready to shape tomorrow's technology in dramatic ways.

A High-Quality, Practical Degree

When you earn your MS in Computer Science from Lewis University, you receive a practical education that is customizable, market-relevant and immediately applicable to your career. In this fully online computer science degree, you will benefit from:

  • Outcomes-based learning that allows you to gain in-depth knowledge and experience in developing enterprise-scale applications, database systems, security solutions and intelligent automated systems. View the full curriculum.
  • Personalized education that fits your career goals, with the option to choose a targeted concentration in Cyber Security, Intelligent Systems or Software Engineering.
  • Research in computer science through a course that teaches you how to conduct independent scientific research in computing and ongoing course content throughout the curriculum that helps you improve your research skills. Through these experiences, you'll become an innovator who builds upon the rich culture of forward thinking that characterizes the computing field.
  • Capstone thesis or project that results in a publication-worthy document or a computer systems project sponsored by an external organization. Your work will combine theory and practice and demonstrate to employers your abilities as an innovator and problem-solver.
  • Experienced faculty who have tremendous industry experience and share their passion for computer science and the latest learning in a fast-changing field.
Student Learning Outcomes

In the MSCS core courses, you will learn how to:

  • Apply, design and develop principles for constructing software systems to meet desired needs.
  • Design, implement and evaluate a network-based distributed system, process, component or program.
  • Employ theoretical frameworks for analyzing computational problems.
  • Research and apply current state-of-the-art theories and methods related to computer science.
In-demand Concentrations

You can tailor your learning to your career goals by selecting one of the following concentrations:

  • Cyber Security: Ranked a Top 20 Best Online Masters in Cyber Security in 2017, you'll learn how to identify, monitor and investigate organizational cyber-threats, as well as how to recommend steps and create responses to combat them. Become an expert in encryption and authentication systems, and learn how to design software and networks that mitigate cyber attacks. Gain the ability to specify tools and architectures that proactively and reactively secure information systems. Plus, learn to investigate the aftermath of cyber attacks using popular digital forensics tools, as well as tools you create yourself. A sample of the courses offered include: Digital Forensics, Enterprise Network Security and Encryption and Authentication.
  • Intelligent Systems: Learn how to design and implement computing systems that perceive, act and learn. Use machine learning techniques to improve the performance of computer-based systems and create experience-based models for solving problems. Learn how to build systems that can collect and respond to various sensor measurements and how to design networks that communicate and coordinate responses to environmental signals. These are the technologies that power the Internet of Things. A sample of the courses offered include: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics.
  • Software Engineering: Learn how to develop software for a variety of platforms and systems, including mobile devices and the web. Design data storage systems that solve problems, and incorporate security controls and protections throughout the software design and implementation process. Learn how to document and model software solutions to facilitate collaborative development and how to develop and follow testing strategies to verify a software solution's proper function and security. Become a software developer who creates today's enterprise-empowering applications. A sample of the courses offered include: Computer Graphics, Data Visualization and Pervasive Application Development.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Statistical Programming
  • Pervasive Application Development
  • Object-Oriented Design
  • Programming for Penetration Testing
  • Programming for Digital Forensics
  • Operating Systems and Distributed Systems
  • Large-Scale Data Storage Systems
  • Distributed Computing Systems
  • Communications and Networking
  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization
  • Mathematics for Data Scientists
  • Encryption and Authentication
  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Theory of Computation
  • Programming Languages
  • Pervasive Application Development
  • Data Visualization
  • Large-Scale Data Storage Systems
  • Distributed Computing Systems
  • Object-Oriented Design
  • Theory of Computation
  • Computer Graphics
  • Programming for Penetration Testing
  • Programming for Digital Forensics
  • Database Systems
  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Vulnerabilities and Defenses
  • Operating Systems and Distributed Systems
  • Intrusion Detection, Response and Recovery
  • Encryption and Authentication
  • Large-Scale Data Storage Systems

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

The courses are fully online and offered in 8-week sessions.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

Online
  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All candidates for admission must possess a bachelor’s degree in aviation from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or in a major in a related field. Individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated area but have work experience in aviation and/or transportation industries may also apply. The applicant’s overall undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. In special cases, the GPA may be calculated on the most recent 60 semester hours of coursework. Additionally, applicants must submit:

    • A completed application (along with a nonrefundable application fee).
    • Academic transcripts from each institution attended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    800 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 800 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    800 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 800 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

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