Meet the growing demand of IT and computer programming fields through a combination of theory and practice with the M.S. in computer science.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 1-2 Years
Credit Hours: 30
Cost Per Credit: $580
Accreditation: SACSCOC

M.S. in Computer Science Overview

With Campbellsville University’s accredited online computer science degree, you can become a leader in computer systems and information technology. Through the 1-2 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, software development, 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 advanced database models, such as Relational, Hierarchical, Object Relational, Object Oriented, Clustered, and Networked, as well as the constructs of Advanced Operating Systems. Additionally, the degree covers various high-level computer programming languages. The theoretical and computational aspects of   Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence will also be presented.

The M.S. in computer science includes 12 credits of business-related 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 Computer Science. You will also learn how to make critical decisions and recommendations about the development, adoption, application, and evaluation of technologies used in businesses around the world. With a course in disaster recovery planning, you will be prepared to plan and implement organization-wide information assurance initiatives. Finally, the program explores cyberlaws, regulations, and compliance issues”

Course Map

The M.S. in computer science consists of a combination of computer science and business administration courses. Thirty credit hours make up the 1-2 year program.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s online computer science degree, prospective students must submit or complete the following:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Three reference letters
  3. Official college transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. **
  4. Statement of Purpose
  5. 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: Object Oriented Programming or equivalent, or consent from professor
    • CS 374: Computer Operating Systems or equivalent, or consent from professor
    • CS341 Computer Networking or equivalent, or consent from professor
    • MTH200: Calculus I or equivalent, or consent from professor
    • MTH200 Discrete Mathematics or equivalent, or consent from professor
  6. Updated Resume or CV
  7. 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

*Foundation courses are offered if you do not currently meet this requirement.

** Applicants with a 2.499 or lower cumulative GPA are welcome to apply. For applicants in this category, the completion of the GRE or GMAT exam is strongly recommended for admissions review.

Costs & Financial Aid

Our online computer science degree costs $580 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.

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 Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Systems, Database, or Network Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • IS, IT, or Network Architect
  • Computer Science or Computer Information System Researcher
  • Cyberlaw, Regulations, Compliance 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.

Faith-Based Education

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 accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

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.

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