Online Master of Science in Computer Science

General

Program Description

Top-ranked Vanderbilt University offers an M.S. in computer science program online. In as few as 12 months, students are prepared to pursue careers solving problems creatively in the growing field of computer science. The program includes in-person immersion experiences on the Vanderbilt campus. Applicants must have a bachelor’s and provide GRE scores.

Learn the computer science skills needed to solve problems creatively in a growing field. Earn an M.S. online from the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, top-10-ranked in the world for innovation.

  • Top-ranked University
  • Complete in 12–15 months
  • Pursue a career in a growing field
  • Bachelor's and GRE required

Earn Your M.S. in Computer Science Online from Top-Ranked Vanderbilt

Designed for aspiring tech professionals, Vanderbilt’s collaborative online program emphasizes applicable computer science and software engineering concepts while covering a breadth of technical subject areas. This comprehensive exploration of the field through hands-on learning will prepare you with the skills needed to solve complex technological problems.

  • Complete in as few as 12–15 months
  • Apply what you learn directly to your career
  • Learn in live online classes
  • Network with diverse classmates

Vanderbilt is ranked No. 14 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.¹

(¹ www.usnews.com/best-colleges/vanderbilt-3535. According to U.S. News & World Report 2019 rankings )

In addition to its renown as a top university, Vanderbilt is one of the top 10 Most Innovative Universities in the world according to Reuters, recognized for its cross-disciplinary research and collaboration that solves real-world problems.² As a student, you will become a part of this mission to produce real change through creative engineering innovations.

(² https://www.reuters.com/innovative-universities-2018/profile?uid=10)

Curriculum

The program offers a rigorous curriculum that focuses on essential computer science knowledge through six key subject areas:

  • Mobile and cloud computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Distributed systems
  • Intelligent systems
  • Software and systems engineering
  • Computer science theory

You will also develop cross-disciplinary skills and explore emerging topics such as artificial intelligence and cyber-physical systems.

Learning Online at Vanderbilt

All online classes are held live and are taught by expert Vanderbilt faculty. You will also have access to a collaborative learning platform that features:

  • Screen-sharing and annotation tools
  • Small-group break-out rooms and live chat
  • Course content videos and recorded lectures

You will also receive a Global Access WeWork membership. Access WeWork co-working spaces around the globe, and gain the flexibility to study and attend class wherever you live or travel.

Take the next step toward developing the skills for a computer science career today.

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Last updated September 2019

About the School

The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is internationally recognized for the superior quality of its research and education programs in selected fields of engineering. The School prepares students to be ... Read More

The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is internationally recognized for the superior quality of its research and education programs in selected fields of engineering. The School prepares students to become leaders and innovators in solving increasingly challenging and significant problems. Read less