Advance your career with an online master's in computer science

With concentrations in software engineering and computer information systems, Concordia's computer science master's program helps you stay on the cutting edge of advancements in the world of computer science. Earning a MSCS degree is the perfect way to move forward in your career.

Cost Per Credit $840
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Program Overview

Study how to create complex hardware and software systems, manage complex computer information systems, and lead a technical team in our masters in computer science program. 

The online master’s in computer science program is now offering two new tracks in Software Engineering and Computer Information Systems. Both of these tracks will build on your existing experience by deepening your skills and knowledge in the main areas of computer science. A bachelor's degree in a related field is recommended, but not required. Optional catch-up modules are available for each course to help bring you up to speed in the master’s in computer science program. 

The master’s in software engineering program entails the following and is: 

  • STEM certified
  • Ethics & vocation are central themes in our program showing how professionals respond to the needs of clients, users, and society
  • Can be completed in 18 months
  • Start dates available every six to eight weeks throughout the year
  • Available online and in person

Upon completion of your MSCS degree, you will be trained in problem solving, collaboration, creative design processes, professional literature, writing, presentation, and ethical practices. You will be prepared for advanced professional positions in software development and other technical/design-oriented roles in computing.

This program is offered online through our sister campus in Mequon, WI.

What to Expect

The versatile new format of our online master's in computer science degree consists of two separate concentrations to allow you to advance in a wide variety of fields within the world of technology.

All students in the MSCS degree program take the same seven computer science core courses that explore current topics in computing, such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics, and virtual reality. Students then take three additional courses specific to the concentration they choose to specialize in.

Software Engineering

The software engineering track builds or sharpens your skills in creating problem-solving tools using computers. The specialization courses dive into traditional concepts and current trends in the theory, design, and implementation of programming languages, compilers, and advanced algorithms. A MSCS degree with this concentration opens the door for advancement in a career in software development, data or business analysis, and more. People in this field with a master's in computer science typically perform roles such as team lead or senior developer.

Information Systems

While a master’s in software engineering focuses on the development of technology solutions, information systems puts a greater emphasis on the application and management of technology solutions. The specialization courses explore advanced networking, hardware and software system design, integration, and administration in the context of current emerging technologies.

Computer Science Scholars Program

Concordia's Computer Science Scholars program combines our undergraduate program with the masters in computer science graduate program, allowing students to complete a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in as little as four years. Students who finish in four years pay standard undergraduate tuition and earn their master's at no extra cost.

Concordia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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