Computer Science Master of Computer Science (M.C.S.)

Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rapid increase in demand for highly educated computer scientists is due in large part to growth in the computer software industry, including new applications needed for mobile technology, security software to address concerns over cyber security, and the increase in computer systems and applications used in the healthcare industry. With courses that develop critical thinking, investigatory, and expository skills, CSU’s online Master of Computer Science program equips you with the knowledge to develop solutions to tomorrow’s challenges as the world of computer applications continues to advance.

Colorado State University’s Department of Computer Science maintains close connections to the computer industry, allowing them to keep abreast of current industry practices. About 70% of CSU M.C.S. students have job offers upon graduation. Our graduates are highly sought after by major high-tech, computer software, and aerospace companies, like Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Motorola, Raytheon, and Lockheed-Martin. In addition, employment opportunities are rapidly growing in small and medium sized companies.

In a recent survey, the average starting salary of CSU computer science students was much higher than other majors in the College of Natural Sciences (approximately $65,000 per year). It even edged-out average computer engineering starting salaries, which reflects a growing emphasis on software.

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