This program is meant for students with a strong background in computer science. ODU's Computer Science Department supports in-depth study at the graduate level in areas such as bioinformatics, data mining, digital libraries, high performance computing, networking, cyber security, software engineering, and computational foundations.
Courses in our Cyber Security graduate certificate program may be applied towards this master's degree in Computer Science.
- 31-34 credit hours
This program has three options:
- Courses-only: 34 credit hours minimum, including a 1-credit-hour colloquium. The final comprehensive exam includes a written report and an oral exam.
- Project: 34 credit hours minimum, including a 1-credit-hour colloquium and 3-credit-hour Masters Project. The final comprehensive exam consists of a written project report and oral presentation of the results.
- Thesis: 31 credit hours minimum, including a 1-credit-hour colloquium and 6-credit-hour Masters Thesis. The final comprehensive exam consists of an oral thesis defense and thesis document.
Online Learning Environment
Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.
Careers in Computer Science
A master's degree in Computer Science can help you in careers such as:
- Cyber security analyst/specialist
- Network/database administrator
- Software developer/engineer
- Systems analyst
- Web developer
How to Apply
To apply for this Master of Science program, you should have a strong background in the C or C++ programming language, Data Structures, Computer Organization, Operating Systems, and Theoretical Computer Science. Because many of the Computer Science courses involve the use of mathematics, you are also expected to have a good background in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, and Probability & Statistics.
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|In-state Virginia Residents :||$478 per credit hour*|
|Out-of-State Students :||$516 per credit hour|
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|International :||April 15||October 1||February 1|
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Last updated September 30, 2016