Master of Science in Computer Science


Master of Science in Computer Science


How to keep up with technology. And get ahead.

Technology continues to evolve at breakneck speeds. Advancements in computer hardware, software and Internet applications occur on an almost daily basis. As a result, the ever-changing world of computer science demands professionals with the most advanced, up-to-date training and education.

For many, the Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science program at Bridgewater State University provides that crucial competitive edge. It can for you, too.

Offering career-oriented course work with equal emphasis on theory and practice, this program prepares you for success in the world of cutting-edge technology. Whether you are already working in the field or looking to pursue a career or further study in computer science, this advanced degree program can provide the skills and in-depth knowledge you need to excel.

Program Highlights

The MS in Computer Science is intended to meet the growing need for high-level computer professionals by providing a solid foundation that blends analytical, practical and theoretical perspectives. Taught by distinguished faculty who are also accomplished professionals in the field of computer science, the program addresses the fundamental concepts of computing – including algorithms and data structures, problem-solving approaches to computer-based solutions, and the structure and use of programming languages.

The MS in Computer Science program offers you:

  • Diverse faculty with extensive experience and research in areas such as software, networking, databases, algorithms and software engineering
  • Solid scientific and technical skills for the pursuit of either doctoral work or advanced positions in business, industry and government
  • Full- and part-time program options
  • Small classes facilitating a more personalized learning experience
  • Professional leadership skills and development
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state

The Curriculum

This 30-credit program is designed to help strengthen the skills of individuals working in computer-related fields, as well as provide training for professionals who wish to apply computer science to their respective fields or pursue a new career in the field of computer technology. The program provides the necessary theoretical background for those who wish to pursue the study of computer science beyond a master’s degree.

Core courses include:

  • Operating Systems Principles
  • Automata, Computability and Formal Languages
  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Architecture

Bridgewater State University's Moakley Center for Technology offers you access to a broad range of leading, state-of-the-art technologies for study and research

Getting Ahead by Degrees

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Data from the U.S. Department of Labor indicates that a high-level information technology manager can earn a yearly salary of $80,250. A software engineer can earn a yearly salary of $74,980. And a computer support specialist can earn a median annual salary of $40,430.

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You’ve thought about it. You believe you can do it. And you’ve explored your options. Now you’re ready to advance your career – through the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University. Take the first step. Apply now. And get ready to transform your life!

Bridgewater State University College of Graduate Studies

Since 1937, the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University has offered an array of graduate degree, licensure and certificate programs to meet the needs of Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. Led by scholars, researchers, teachers and practitioners from the graduate faculty, our offerings include a variety of nationally accredited master's degree programs in professional studies, education, arts and sciences and business. The College of Graduate Studies ensures high-quality, research-based, stimulating and intellectually challenging educational experiences to those who seek expertise and leadership in their professions and a commitment to lifelong learning and scholarship.

Bridgewater State University remains steadfast in its dual mission to educate citizens to be the best they can be and to use its intellectual, scientific and technological resources to advance the economic and cultural life of the region and beyond.


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To learn more about the
Master of Science in Computer Science Programs, contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Maxwell Library

10 Shaw Road
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Tel: 508.531.1300


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