Master of Computer Science

Our graduate program in computer science offers you a comprehensive approach to the theory and application of computer science. When you graduate, you will have:

  • a thorough grounding in the theory of computer science and the ability to apply that knowledge to a variety of problem areas;
  • been exposed to a variety of analytical methods and will demonstrate a basic understanding of those methods;
  • and, been exposed to a wide breadth of computer science information by having studied the dominant sub-disciplines of computer science.

Our program is individualized to meet your needs while providing a firm foundation for continuing to your doctorate studies or professional career. Our flexible program accommodates both full-time and part-time students.

Student Success

Computer and information science majors were among the Class of 2017’s top-paid majors at the advanced degree levels, according to results of NACE’s Summer 2018 Salary Survey. Read more >

Program Details

We offer a discipline that focuses on the complete software development process including design, programming and testing. Our students are hired by companies such as Procter & Gamble, AT&T Communications, CompuServe, Dayton Power & Light, Eastman Kodak, General Electric, Mead Corporation, NASA Space Flight Center, NCR, Standard Register, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, LexisNexis, and many others.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the computer science program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers
  3. A personal statement or résumé
  4. Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. are required to submit an official GRE test score.

In addition to a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, applicants should have a good knowledge of algorithm construction and its implementation on a digital computer, in addition to assembly programming and data structures. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

Admission Resources

Graduate Admission

Graduate Catalog

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Department of Computer Science

300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2160