MS in Computer Science at MTSU withproblem-solving, and software skills. Graduates hired by top companies, high job growth.
Computer Science, M.S.
The Master of Science in Computer Science is a broad-based degree offering students strong problem-solving, communication, and team skills to design, implement, and document computer software systems.
MTSU's program is known for sending well-prepared students into a lucrative job market. MTSU graduates are valued by employers ranging from tech titans such as Google, Microsoft, Meta to big companies in different industries like HCA, Schneider Electric, Deloitte, and Caterpillar.
Employment in the field is projected to grow at a rate of 25% percent between 2021 and 2031 with a median annual pay of $109,020 at 2021 based on the report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Students, who choose from the thesis and non-thesis options, are able to concentrate on specific areas or begin preparation for Ph.D. work. Master's students also gain experience working with systems administration and helping create apps for the university.
Well-equipped computer labs are available for extended hours and also provide 24/7 remote software access. Video conference attendance is possible in some classes. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available.
Computer science graduates with an advanced degree should enjoy excellent job prospects, with businesses reporting difficulty in finding highly skilled employees in the field. Computer scientists are problem-solvers who teach themselves new technologies and are able to work individually and in teams. They write programs ranging from mobile apps to complex databases to websites to high-performance scientific computing and more. Possible positions with this degree include:
- Computer programmer
- Applications or systems software developer
- Database administrator
- Web developer
- Computer systems analyst
- Information security analyst
- Computer systems administrator
- Computer and information research scientist
Students graduating from this program are well qualified to pursue Ph.D. degrees at prominent universities. In the past, our students have been accepted to the Ph.D. programs at Vanderbilt University, North Carolina State University, University of Waterloo, Indiana University--Bloomington, and Middle Tennessee State University.
Employers of MTSU alumni include
- Arnold Engineering Development Center
- Buzz Wireless
- Caterpillar Financial
- Decision Source
- Gibson Guitar
- Harris Corporation
- Ingram Digital Group
- Japanese American National Museum
- Mercury Intermedia
- Northrop Grumman
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Passport Health
- Riptide Software
- Schneider Electric
- State of Tennessee
- Vanderbilt University
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