Master of Computer Science
Experts in computer science are needed more and more in today’s digital society. A master’s degree in computer science provides students with the technical expertise they need to enter top jobs such as information technology, database administration, systems engineering, software development, software architecture and IT Systems Analysis. Graduates develop algorithmic thinking and the ability to design, develop and test software and information systems in order to create new methods of human-computer interaction, design intelligent systems or program high-powered software applications.
A Leader in Science and Engineering Education
Florida Tech has for more than 50 years been recognized for its science and engineering degree programs. With vast research opportunities available to students, the master’s degree in computer science combines classroom learning with hands-on research experiences similar to the challenges students might face when on the job. Professors create an environment of mentorship, working closely with students on coursework and research, giving them a chance to develop imaginative solutions to a complex technology problem.
Being a top tier research university ensures that when students with a master’s degree in computer science graduate, they have first-hand experience with computer security, intelligent systems, complex networks, software design and testing and more. Graduates also have experience with faculty-led research projects covering topics such as machine learning, bio-inspired computing, data mining, cryptography and speech recognition. Florida Tech’s research portal provides information on the available research projects. Visit http://www.fit.edu/research/portal/
In addition, the Harris Institute brings together computer science, psychology, business and biology to carry out cutting-edge research in computer security, solving real-world issues in the field. Students earning a computer science master’s degree also build leadership and professional experience through internships and participation in professional organizations.
Those wishing to continue their academic career once they have a master’s degree in computer science can enter Florida Tech’s doctoral program in computer science. Students advance their research and at the same time may increase career-long earning potential. For full-time doctoral graduate research assistants, tuition scholarships are available.
Graduates with a master’s degree in computer science find employment opportunities in nearly every market segment as technology expands into every aspect of our lives: work, home, social and recreation. Employers that have recruited Florida Tech students for internships and careers include IBM, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, GE, Google, Zynga and Texas Instruments.