Meet the growing demand of IT and computer programming fields through a combination of theory and practice with the M.S. in computer science.
M.S. in Computer Science Overview
With Campbellsville University’s accredited online computer science degree, you can become a leader in information technology and computer systems. Through the two-year program, you will gain a thorough knowledge of software engineering, cyberlaw, programming languages, computer networking and more. After graduation, you’ll be prepared to pursue a career in systems analysis, computer programming and more. And with the program’s fully online format, you will be able to learn from professors who have industry experience on your own schedule.
The master’s degree teaches you how computer systems interact and how to manage and troubleshoot them. Through a course on software engineering, you will acquire hands-on experience by completing a project while exploring software development methods from design to implementation stages. The program examines various database models, such as relational, SQL and network databases, as well as advanced computer operating systems while utilizing UNIX and Windows. Additionally, the degree covers high-level computer programming languages, computer networking and the theoretical and computational aspects of artificial intelligence.
The M.S. in computer science includes 12 credits of business administration courses to help you prepare for a leadership role in the field. You’ll discover the skills, techniques and tools used in the domain of information technology security, including risk diagnosis, security frameworks and wireless security. With a course in disaster recovery planning, you will be prepared to plan and implement organization-wide information assurance initiatives. You will also learn how to make logical decisions on the selection, adoption, application and evaluation of technologies for businesses. Finally, the program explores cyberlaw and how to address various related regulations.
Test Drive an Online Course
The M.S. in computer science consists of a combination of computer science and business administration courses. Thirty credit hours make up the two-year program.
- CS 630: Software Engineering
- CS 631: Advanced Database
- CS 633: Advanced Programming Languages
- CS 637: Advanced Operating Systems
- CS 638: Artificial Intelligence
- CS 639: Advanced Topics in Computer Networking
- BA 632: Cyber Security
- BA 634: Current & Emerging Technology
- BA 635: Disaster Recovery Planning
- BA 636: Cyberlaw, Regulations & Compliance
In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s online computer science degree, prospective students must submit or complete the following:
- Complete the online application
- Three reference letters
- Official college transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities showing a
minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students with a minimum cumulative GPA lower than
3.0 and do not have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
must take the GRE or GMAT.
- An undergraduate CS/CIS major or selected courses, such as:
- CS 450: Software Engineering or equivalent, or consent from professor
- CS 420: Database Program Development or equivalent, or consent from professor
- CS 161: CIS II or equivalent, or consent from professor
- CS 374: Computer Operating Systems or equivalent, or consent from professor
- 1 semester of calculus
- 1 semester of discrete math
- For international applicants whose primary language is not English and are not a graduate of a college or university in the U.S., a score of 79-80 on the TOEFL exam, IELTS of 6.0 and Pearson score of at least 53
Costs & Financial Aid
Our online computer science degree costs $525 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.
There are several academic, performance and diversity scholarships available for computer science students.
A maximum of 12 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university can be transferred into this program.
Campbellsville University is a military-friendly school and a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon program. Students who are currently serving at home or abroad or are veterans can further their education in a conducive online environment.
Careers in Computer Science
Students who graduate from Campbellsville’s online computer science degree can pursue several careers in the field. Some of the potential career outcomes include:
- Software developer
- Security Engineer
- Computer and information research scientist
- Network and computer systems administrator
- Computer systems analyst
Why CU Online?
Focused on Your Growth
Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.
Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.
Affordable and Convenient
Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format so you can study whenever and wherever you want.
Campbellsville University is traditionally fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Benefits of Learning Online
Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
Yes, you can transfer up to 72 credits for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. You can view more information on transferring credits on the transfer credits page.
Yes. You will have to complete the FAFSA form, and we will then determine your eligibility for any financial aid. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about your options, which include scholarships and grants.
You can apply to our online degree programs through the online application form. Remember to submit official copies of your high school and/or college transcripts, along with any other required documentation that is specific to your degree program. You can visit the admissions process page to learn more about what to expect throughout the process.