The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program is designed to advance the professional careers of technologists in the field of computer science. The program incorporates the overall infrastructure and implementation of computer science initiatives. The importance of managing computer science and software projects is the main theme of the program and involves the integration of technology, people, and strategic development. Several aspects of computer science and associated technologies, such as the benefits of emerging programming languages and technologies, project management of software initiatives, and the development cycle of computer science related to strategic planning are investigated to provide graduates with advanced insight into the field of computer science.
Westcliff University’s mission for the Master of Science in Computer Science program is to prepare students to make valuable contributions in the design, development, and production of computer science solutions in the field. Graduates from the program will have an opportunity to apply computer science concepts in the context of the attainment of organizational goals that promote and sustain competitive advantage, while benefiting the field of computer science, information technology, and engineering as a whole by solving complex business problems related to contemporary industry issues.
MSCS Program Description
The Master of Science Computer Science (MSCS) program is designed to advance the professional careers of technologists in the field of computing. It presents a modern curriculum that challenges students to apply principles of design, critical and algorithmic thinking, innovation, management, and problem solving to the field of computer science. It prepares students to move into advanced careers in computer science and software by providing the necessary advanced skills and knowledge in computer systems, software, and telecommunications to effectively implement computerization processes across several industries including healthcare, manufacturing, research and development, education, finance, and other fields which require advanced computerization to remain competitive in the global economy.
The Master of Science Computer Science is a 36 credit program consisting of 12 courses (3 credits each) that is taken over the course of 24 months.