Computer Science (M.S.)

Computer Science (M.S.)

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The Computer Science program will introduce you to core areas of advanced computing architecture, advanced operating systems and theories and algorithms used in computing. You will conduct advanced research in software engineering, systems or artificial intelligence as you learn high-demand skills sought by industry.

Program Highlights

  • State-of-the-art computing facilities including the Integrated Engineering Science and Laboratory Facility (ISELF) Visualization Lab, Sunfire 280R running Solaris, several workstations running Windows and Linux and supercomputing facilities in the Twin Cities.
  • Five to seven graduate assistantship positions offered each year.
  • Research and project labs are equipped with Sun, Silicon Graphics and DEC Alpha workstations.
  • Program is offered on a part-time or full-time students

Program Distinctions

  • Graduates have gone on to work for Amazon, Google, Guidant, Medtronics, IBM, Beckman Coulter and Thomson Reuters among others. They have also continued on to Ph.D. programs where they have been awarded assistantships. 
  • Taught by 13 internationally-recognized faculty members.

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15 April 15 July 15
Spring November 15 September 15 November 15
Summer N/A N/A N/A

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Dr. Mark Petzold

Popular Careers

  • Software engineer
  • System administrator
  • Programmer
  • Software system analyst
  • Designer

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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