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Masters Program Online Computer Science - Purdue Online Engineering

Computer Science makes many things possible, and an advanced degree in Computer Science prepares students to make them happen. Purdue’s College of Science offers online master’s-level computer science courses, providing working professionals an opportunity to earn non-thesis online MS in CS via distance learning. This Master’s program is for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering.

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An online MS in CS from Purdue University, the nation's first Computer Science department, provides the depth and breadth of knowledge needed to keep pace with rapid changes in technology and to assume leadership positions in development and deployment of software solutions. Included among the offerings are courses in system software, computational methods and algorithms, computer security and cryptography, data mining, information retrieval, machine learning, and parallel and distributed systems.  Additional information is available on the Department of Computer Science's website, click here.

Program Curriculum

Students earning their Master's degree in Computer Science take a core of three courses and four additional courses to ensure breadth, and three free elective courses (some of which may be courses from other departments).

This Master’s degree consists of ten 3-credit hour courses. Research Areas within Computer Science include:

  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Databases
  • Data Mining
  • Distributed Systems
  • Graphics and Visualization
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Security and Assurance
  • Machine Learning
  • Networking and Operating Systems
  • Programming Languages and Compilers
  • Software Engineering
  • Theory of Computing and Algorithms

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"I was able to finish my degree and take interesting courses, while working full time and starting a family. It was the perfect ‘work-life balance’ for me without sacrificing academic quality."

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