Master of Science in Computer Science

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 30
Per Credit Hour Cost $410.00
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Program Description

The Department of Computer Sciences offers advanced study opportunities in Computer Science. The Master of Science in Computer Science degree program with a concentration in data and knowledge systems is the only such degree concentration offered in Georgia and one of only a handful across the country. The area of data and knowledge systems covers areas such as speech and vision recognition systems, expert systems, data storage systems, and information retrieval systems, such as online search engines. This fully online program focuses on the currently hot areas of data mining and data warehousing. Courses are taught by internationally renowned experts in the field. The program of study consists of 30 hours of study that can be completed in less than two years (two courses per semester for five years). Online courses are available four students with undergraduate degrees in non-computing disciplines to qualify for admission.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, ""Information Technology (IT) has become an integral part of modern life. Among its most important functions are the efficient transmission of information and the storage and analysis of information. Overall employment of computer network, systems, and database administrators is projected to increase by 30 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Admissions Information

"U.S. Candidates: (Choose Option A or Option B) Option A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or in a related field (Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering, etc.) from an accredited program.

Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or its equivalent.

Submit a general GRE score.

Option B Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or in a related field (Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering, etc.).

Have a cumulative GPA of 2.4/4.0 or its equivalent.

Have at least two years of relevant professional experience (employment) in computing.

Submit a general GRE score."