Computer Science, M.S.

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Advance in a thriving marketplace with the online Master of Science in Computer Science from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Strive for excellence in your existing or aspirational career with robust academic experience and a network of fellow thinkers eager to embrace the innovations of the future from the perspective of Christ’s steadfast mission in the world.

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Why Study Computer Science at PBA?

Unleash your potential with PBA’s flexible online M.S. in Computer Science. In dynamic virtual learning environments and network-expanding collaborations, you’ll establish yourself as a competitive and dedicated analyst, programmer, and engineer. This program is structured to prepare you for a variety of endeavors, from diverse career paths to specific certificates and credentials.

  • Christ-Centered: Propel your career forward in a program that is steadfast in its Christian foundations.
  • Top-10 Location: Palm Beach County is a hotbed for growth in computer and information science careers: we’re among the top 10 metropolitan areas for technology companies; the top 10 counties for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) growth; and the top 10 places for attracting and developing talent.
  • Full-Time or Part-Time: Fast-track your career development, or balance your studies with existing professional commitments.
  • 100% Online: Prioritize your schedule in flexible virtual learning formats.

What You’ll Learn

Attain excellence in the online M.S. in Computer Science program by:

  • Solving computing problems using critical analysis and concepts to select appropriate tools and techniques
  • Developing multi-tier online applications with multiple databases
  • Exercising critical judgment across a range of issues in computer science
  • Mastering core concepts of data visualization, artificial intelligence, software engineering, and computer architecture

What Can You Do with a Computer Science Degree?

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Computer Science Program Details

The online Master’s in Computer Science program equips you with advanced skills in several core dimensions of the field. PBA’s rigorous coursework, taught by industry experts and founded on Christian principles of perseverance and determination, will prepare you to thrive in dynamic computer science settings.

Online Degrees for Working Professionals

Fuel your professional development alongside your ongoing personal and professional commitments in the online Master’s in Computer Science program. You’ll exercise new skills through instructional podcasts, collaborate in synchronous online classes, and remain connected through RSS feeds and accessible course materials. Learn in dynamic and interactive virtual learning environments that are flexible with your schedule.

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Build up your expertise in advanced programming languages, computer architecture, human-centered computing, algorithm theory, and more. Unlock further experience with an elective in data mining or information security.

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Invest in a robust, accelerating field at the competitive cost of $585 per credit hour, plus course fees.

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To apply, you should hold a B.A. or B.S. in Computer or Information Science or a related field (with program chair permission). Required prerequisite courses include programming, database systems, and computer organization.

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Computer Science Careers

Assert your talents in advanced, leadership-focused computer and information science (CIS) roles. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for most CIS jobs is over $90,000 per year, with roles like computer and information research scientists garnering upwards of $130,000 annually.

Demand for trained experts is also explosive, especially locally: the Florida Department of Economics Workforce Analysis 2017-25 predicts CIS job growth of +18.1% in the state of Florida, +19.9% in central Florida, and +20.2% in Palm Beach County. Excel in roles like:

  • Data analyst
  • Computer scientist
  • Advanced analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Software/system engineer
  • Information systems specialist

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