While an advanced degree in computer science isn’t necessary to “work with computers,” there is intense demand for computer professionals in many fields where a deeper and principled understanding of computer and information systems is needed. Areas of opportunity range from developing rich applications integrated with a database back-end, to interoperability of software with complex network infrastructure, to consulting opportunities involving optimization of client software and hardware. With the Master of Science in Computer Science at Boston University, students become professionals with knowledge of the underlying principles of the main areas of computer and information systems and theory, and hands-on experience that allows them to participate in the development of new systems. Upon graduation, when confronted with a new problem, students will have sufficient facility with basic techniques and methods to research the technical literature in search of a solution or to devise new algorithmic methods.
While not required, MS candidates may complete a master’s project or thesis. Projects are carried out with the approval of, and under the supervision of, a faculty member. A master’s project can be expanded into a master’s thesis, which requires two faculty readers.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Priority for admission will be given in the First-Round Review. It is recommended that international applications be submitted by January 15.
DisciplinesComputer Sciences Software Engineering View 771 other Masters in Computer Sciences in United States
- Three recommendations
- Personal statement/statement of purpose
- Certified English translations of all transcripts and academic records.
International54720 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National54720 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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