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M.S. in Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science will now be offered as a hybrid program, which students can take either on-campus or online. This new delivery-mode will  allow us to accept full-time graduate students, admit international students, and also provide graduate assistantships for interested students.

Program Overview

Georgia Southern University’s Master of Science in Computer Science is an award-winning program that prepares you for a career in knowledge-based data systems. These computer science fields are experiencing explosive job growth, offering median salaries exceeding $90,000 per year.

Best Buy Online MSCS

Our 30-credit-hour master’s degree was named 21st among 55 schools in the 2017 Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs by U.S. News and World Report, and offers students a unique balance of academic and theoretical learning with practical skills and experience that will give you the real-world experience you’ll need for a career in computer science.

In addition, Georgia Southern offers the only Data Mining and Data Warehousing concentrations in Georgia — one of only a handful of such master’s degrees in the world. Such Data-related graduate programs are in high demand, and our master’s degree provides the insights and experience you’ll need.

With a computer science master’s degree from Georgia Southern, you can pursue:

  • Software development
  • Computer systems analysis
  • Computer systems engineering
  • Network engineering
  • Database design
  • Computer programming
  • Software systems development

For more information on our computer science program, see the MSCS Brochure (PDF).

For Admissions and Financial Aid information, visit our MSCS graduate admissions page.

The Right Choice

Why should you Choose Southern?

Our 30-credit-hour program begins with a strong foundation in databases, artificial intelligence and web systems, followed by our unique specializations in data mining, data warehousing and distributed database systems. Once you complete the groundwork, you will move on to applying database and knowledge systems to areas such as software engineering and wireless and mobile systems.

Georgia Southern’s online learning environment is flexible, and is ideal for working professionals. You can study from wherever you are, whenever it’s convenient for you. Contact us today!

Federal law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Program Contact Information

MSCS Advisor – Erica Colbert

Phone: (912) 478-3007


Graduate Admissions

Phone: (912) 478-5384

Fax: (912) 478-0740


Last updated: 10/29/2019