12 months
773 USD/credit 25509 USD/year
773 USD/credit 25509 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science at Grand Valley State University is designed to help computing professionals expand their knowledge and opportunities for advancement in the field.


The applied computer science graduate program is a hybrid of computer science, cybersecurity, data science, and information systems, and incorporates topics from all four disciplines, providing flexibility in tailoring a graduate degree.

Why Study Applied Computer Science at Grand Valley?

  • The Applied Computer Science program at Grand Valley State University offers eight areas of concentration, giving students the flexibility to develop the skills necessary for career advancement.
  • The program uses an applied computing curriculum and has dedicated state-of-the-art computer labs for hands-on experience. A premier data communications lab and computer architecture lab are also available.
  • Graduate faculty members are experts in their field, holding doctorate degrees, as well as writing textbooks on the subject.
  • Classes are flexible and convenient to accommodate working professionals.
  • Students pay the same graduate tuition rate, whether they are in- or out-of-state residents.

Programme Structure


  • Biomedical informatics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Database management
  • Distributed computing
  • Info systems management
  • Web and mobile computing
  • Software engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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33 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • U.S. students with a GPA below 3.0 from all of their undergraduate coursework must contact the School of Computing and Information Systems for advising.
  • Submit acceptable recommendations from at least two individuals attesting to the likelihood of the candidate's successful completion of the program.
  • Submit a resume detailing work experiences and accomplishments.
  • Submit a link to a video (no more than 3 minutes) where you briefly describe career goals, background experiences, and previous projects, including an explanation of how this program will help you achieve educations and professional objectives. Please be sure the video is available to people without needing to login, and for at least a 30 day period after submission of your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25509 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 773 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25509 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 773 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Allendale

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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