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Online Master of Science in Computer Science

Shape the Science of Technology

Are you ready to push the boundaries of computer science? Create future-shaping innovations with Lewis University’s online MS in Computer Science (MSCS). 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.

Why Lewis’ Masters in Computer Science

  • 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.
  • 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 who share their passion for computer science and the latest learning in a fast-changing field.

In-demand Concentrations

  • Cyber Security Concentration: 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.
  • Intelligent Systems Concentration: 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.
  • Software Engineering Concentration: 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.

Career Outlook

A computer science graduate degree prepares you for some of the best jobs in the industry. Many positions are poised for significant job growth in addition to offering high earning potential. Business Insider’s ranking of jobs found that 13 of the 15 hottest tech jobs paying over $100,000 are in computer science.*

 

Role Total
Compensation*
Percent Growth
from 2014*
Systems programmer $105,239 2.9%
Software engineer $108,522 4.2%
Storage architect $112,967 4.9%
Mobile specialist $114,852 9.3%
Network architect $119,084 3.4%
Application development manager $120,938 3.4%
Systems architect $121,317 3.3%
Database architect $124,650 2.4%
Data warehousing manager $127,004 2.8%
Enterprise architect $131,589 2.4%
Chief technology officer $137,623 2.9%
Chief security officer $165,601 6.7%
Chief information officer $169,812 4.6%
Role Total Compen-sation* Percent Growth
from 2014*
Systems programmer $105,239 2.9%
Software engineer $108,522 4.2%
Storage architect $112,967 4.9%
Mobile specialist $114,852 9.3%
Network architect $119,084 3.4%
Application development manager $120,938 3.4%
Systems architect $121,317 3.3%
Database architect $124,650 2.4%
Data warehousing manager $127,004 2.8%
Enterprise architect $131,589 2.4%
Chief technology officer $137,623 3.9%
Chief security officer $165,601 6.7%
Chief information officer $169,812 4.6%
Role Total Compensation* Percent Growth
from 2014*
Systems programmer $105,239 2.9%
Software engineer $108,522 4.2%
Storage architect $112,967 4.9%
Mobile specialist $114,852 9.3%
Network architect $119,084 3.4%
Application development manager $120,938 3.4%
Systems architect $121,317 3.3%
Database architect $124,650 2.4%
Data warehousing manager $127,004 2.8%
Enterprise architect $131,589 2.4%
Chief technology officer $137,623 2.9%
Chief security officer $165,601 6.7%
Chief information officer $169,812 4.6%

Coursework (32 credits)

Core Course Options

Programming

  • Statistical Programming
  • Pervasive Application Development
  • Object-Oriented Design
  • Programming for Penetration Testing
  • Programming for Digital Forensics

Systems

  • Computer Architecture
  • Cyber Security Essentials
  • Operating Systems and Distributed Systems
  • Large-Scale Data Storage Systems
  • Distributed Computing Systems
  • Communications and Networking
  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization
  • Digital Forensics

Theory

  • Mathematics for Data Scientists
  • Computer Architecture
  • Cyber Security Essentials
  • Encryption and Authentication
  • Artificial Intelligence 1
  • Theory of Computation
  • Programming Languages

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Master’s in Computer Science online must meet the following admissions requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited program in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics or information systems is preferred. Applicants without undergraduate coursework in computer science or a related field will take up to four courses (12 credit hours) to provide the required foundation to pursue advanced study.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.
  • International students are required to have a TOEFL test score greater than 550 (computer-based 213; Internet-based 79).

Related Programs

In addition to the MS in Computer Science, Lewis University also offers the following online master's degree program:

  • Data Science: Acquire essential skills in data mining, data visualization, predictive analysis and data management. Choose from two concentrations in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics or Computer Science. Certificate options are also available.

Rankings and Accreditation

  • Named a Top 25 “Regional Midwest University” by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Named one of the “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review
  • Named a Top 5 Best Value Private College in the Midwest by Great Value Colleges
  • Ranked 14 for Best Colleges for Adult Students by Best Colleges
  • Nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for the seventh consecutive year
  • Ranked #1 Among Private Colleges in Illinois – Best for Vets by Military Times
  • Designated Military Friendly School by GI Jobs
  • Accredited by, and a member of, the Higher Learning Commission

Create Your Future in Technology

To learn more about the MS in Computer Science online, complete the form to the right to request more information or contact the admissions office at (866) 967-7046.

*Bort, J. (2015, May 8). The 15 hottest tech jobs that pay over $100,000. Business Insider. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/15-tech-jobs-that-pay-over-100000-2015-5?op=1

Online Master of Science in Computer Science

Shape the Science of Technology

 

Are you ready to push the boundaries of computer science? Create future-shaping innovations with Lewis University’s online MS in Computer Science (MSCS). Through hands-on coursework, research and capstone experiences, you will learn advanced computing while honing your problem-solving, analytical and creative abilities.

Degree Highlights:

  • Three concentration options
    • Cyber Security
    • Intelligent Systems
    • Software Engineering
  • 100% online format
  • Complete within 2 years

Business Insider’s ranking of jobs found that 13 of the 15 hottest tech jobs paying over $100,000 are in computer science.*

In-demand Concentrations

  • Cyber Security Concentration: 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.
  • Intelligent Systems Concentration: 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.
  • Software Engineering Concentration: Learn how to develop software and testing strategies 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.

Related Programs

In addition to the MS in Computer Science, Lewis University also offers the following online programs:

  • Data Science
  • Information Security

Why choose Lewis University?

  • Outcome-based coursework and research
  • Personalized education
  • Experienced faculty

Create Your Future in Technology

To learn more about the MS in Computer Science online, complete the form to the right to request more information or contact the admissions office at (866) 967-7046.

*Bort, J. (2015, May 8). The 15 hottest tech jobs that pay over $100,000. Business Insider. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/15-tech-jobs-that-pay-over-100000-2015-5?op=1

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