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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, PA,
The Computer Science program at the East Stroudsburg University closely follows the professional preparation recommendations of the Association for Computing Machinery(ACM), the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Security Agency (NSA).


The Computer Science program at the East Stroudsburg University has led to ESU's designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the US Department of Homeland Security and the NSA.

We also offer a minor in Computer Applications which is ideal for non-majors who want a solid background in computer information systems.


One of the things that makes our program unique is the requirement that students successfully complete an internship. This provides students with real world experience working with a business or on a research project with faculty members. Currently, we have very heavy demand for our interns. In some cases, an internship leads to a permanent job for the student after graduation.

In recent years, the department has received more than $7 million in research grants from outside sources. This has provided a very rich laboratory environment, as well as research opportunities for select undergraduates.

Admission standards to our programs are high and, once in, the academic requirements are demanding. Extensive class work, laboratory and project involvement, motivation and commitment are required for successful development as Computer Science and Computer Security problem solvers. However, if you make it through the program, the lifelong professional opportunities and rewards are considerable.

What does a Computer Career Offer?

Career Potential

  • Software engineer/developer
  • E-commerce engineer
  • IT engineer/manager
  • System analyst/manager
  • Game programmer/developer
  • Computer scientist/engineer

Career Settings

  • Computer Software & Technology Developers
  • Government: Depts of Defense and Homeland Security
  • Information Technology companies
  • Website, Web Development, and E-commerce companies

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Software Engineering
  • Operating System Design
  • Theory of Computation
  • Introduction to Research
  • Thesis 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Rolling admission for national students
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30-33 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Application: Complete an on-line application
  • Transcript Evaluation: An official course-by-course transcript evaluation report will serve as the applicant's official transcript. An original transcript from the undergraduate or graduate institution is not required and should not be submitted.
  • Goals Statement: the one-page letter should discuss, but not limited to, where your interest in the field stems from, how this degree will help you professionally.
  • Letters of Recommendation: signed letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the person writing a recommendation on your behalf.
  • Resume/CV: outlining related educational and professional experiences and skills.
  • Proof of Financial Support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for East Stroudsburg

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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