Online Master of Science Computer Science

Online MS-CIS headerGain a broad and deep knowledge of computer science through our strong core program paired with a wide selection of elective courses. With emphasis on software development, the program maintains a balance between theory, systems, and applications.

  • Work on realistic scale projects within the graduate courses. 
  • Work as a member of a team and be individually responsible for an entire project; from problem specification to the completion of the solution.
  • Learn to conduct independent research and present your results in oral and written forms. 
  • Graduate with the knowledge and skills required to develop and design high quality computer systems and application software.

As highly qualified professionals, our graduates are ready to compete for responsible positions in the computer industry, research institutions, government, or to pursue their education in PhD programs.

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MSCS Online Preparatory Program

For students with BS degrees in fields other than Computer Science or Computer Engineering, we offer a preparatory program consisting of four online courses in computer science fundamentals. This preparatory program is fully online and may be finished within one year.

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Fall 2016 Courses [9/26/2016-12/3/2016]

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CIS 522: Algorithms & Complexity 

CIS 577: Computer Networks 


Future Course Plan

Spring 2017

CIS 580 - Paradigmatic Software Development

CIS 532 - Software Systems Design

CIS 602 - Special Topics on Computer Security


Fall 2017

CIS 570 - Advanced Computer Systems

CIS 602 - Special Topics on Design Pattern

CIS 603 - Special Topics on Machine Learning


Spring 2018

CIS 522 - Algorithms and Complexity

CIS 588 - Neural Computing

CIS 602 – Special Topic on Data Visualization


For more information

Contact Graduate Program Director
Computer Science

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Online programs and courses are offered by the Departments and Colleges of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth through UMass Dartmouth University Extension.