MS in Computer Science

You already know the job market for computing-related fields is currently one of the most advantageous. But even more doors are open to those with advanced degrees. With a master’s degree in computer science, you’ll be qualified for careers in management, education, research and development, and more, in any number of industries.

Who is this program recommended for?

Most students who want to pursue advanced studies in computer science choose this program; some also choose information systems. The program is well-suited to anyone pursuing a career in web programming, database programming, data or business analysis, software development or testing, research, administration, management, systems development, and many other fields.

This program was designed for students with a solid background in computer science, both in programming and in the fundamental concepts of the field. Students whose undergraduate degree is in an unrelated field are also accepted to the program, and typically take bridge courses during their first two semesters.

Why study computer science with NJIT?

CPE gives you options. In addition to taking courses at NJIT’s Newark campus, you can enroll in online courses and attend classes at one of our extension sites located throughout New Jersey. You’ll have access to the same outstanding facilities and professors as full-time NJIT students, plus the flexibility you need to juggle all the aspects of your life.

What classes can I take online to complete the MS-CS?

Module I: Core courses
12 credits as follows:

CS 610 - Data Structures and Algorithms (3 credits)
CS 630 - Operating Systems (3 credits)
CS 631 - Database Systems Design (3 credits)
CS 656 - Internet and Higher Layer Protocols (3 credits)

Module II: Concentration
18 credits from one specialization (choose 6 courses):

Specialization in Database & Data Mining (DDM)

CS 634 - Data Mining (3 credits) (DDM core)
CS 632 - Advanced Database Structures (3 credits) (DDM core)
CS 643 - Cloud Computing (3 credits) (DDM core)
Select 3 other elective courses from other specializations (9 credits) (DDM electives)

Specialization in Networking (NT)

CS 652 - Computer Networks-Architectures, Protocols and Standards (3 credits) (NT core)
CS 696 - Network Management and Security (3 credits) (NT core)
CS 643 - Cloud Computing (3 credits) (NT core)
Select 3 other elective courses from other specializations (9 credits) (NT electives)

Specialization in Image Processing & Pattern Recognition (IPPR)

CS 659 - Image Processing and Analysis (3 credits) (PPR core)
CS 670 - Artificial Intelligence (3 credits) (PPR core)
CS 681 - Computer Vision (3 credits) (PPR core)
Select 3 other elective courses from other specializations (9 credits) (PPR electives)

Specialization in Cyber Security (CYS)

CS 696 - Network Management and Security (3 credits) (CYS core)
CS 645 - Security & Privacy in Computer Science (3 credits) (CYS core)
CS 608 - Cryptography & Security/Network Security Protocol (3 credits) (CYS core)
Select 3 other elective courses from other specializations (9 credits) (CYS electives)

Admission Requirements

If you hold a U.S. or Canadian bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering, you must have a 3.0 GPA (of 4.0). The GRE is recommended, but not required.

If your bachelor’s degree is in a field other than computing science or engineering, you must have a 3.0 GPA (of 4.0) and must submit GRE results.

International students must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 213, and must submit GRE scores.

A placement exam is required to demonstrate that you have good programming skills in C++ or Java and a grasp of the fundamentals of computer science, including operating systems, networks, and databases.  If you don’t have a comprehensive computer science background, you will be required to take bridge courses in programming and/or basic concepts with a minimum 3.0 GPA. (Credits earned in the bridge program cannot be counted toward the degree.) See the graduate catalog for more details.

For more information, please visit http://cs.njit.edu/academics/graduate/mscso.php

Related Certificates

If you hold one of these CPE graduate certificates, you’re already 12 credits closer to earning your M.S. in Computer Science:

Data Mining
Web Systems Development

Take Note

Courses in this discipline are kept relevant through frequent reassessment and modification. And because the field is always advancing, NJIT keeps pace by adding new courses regularly.

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