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Master's Degree in Computer Science

Why Earn Your Computer Science Degree at Saint Leo University?

Saint Leo University’s Master of Science in Computer Science provides a quality computer science graduate education to students by strengthening analytic skills, offering valuable research experiences, and promoting professional development in computer science.

Our MS in Computer Science emphasizes experiential learning with courses in software design, computer architecture, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more to best prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in this dynamic, growing field.

As the complexity of enterprise systems and critical IT infrastructure continues to grow, there is a strong demand for highly skilled computer science and information technology specialists well versed in the science of developing advanced computer-based solutions to real-world problems.

Learning Experience:
Est. Time to Complete:
2 years
Credit Hours:
30 hours
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Master's in Computer Science Program Details

The MS in Computer Science program's curriculum has been designed to provide depth and breadth of fundamental theory and practical applications to prepare students to design, implement, and evaluate computing technology to solve real world problems.

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Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them. 

    Computer science students enjoy plenty of engaging learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, as well as exciting departmental events.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your computer science degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

Are education centers near you offering computer science degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • What skills you will learn?

    • secure software design;
    • advanced computer architecture;
    • advanced operating systems;
    • database systems;
    • artificial intelligence and machine learning

What can you do with a master's in computer science degree?

Typical career paths for graduates include: Automation Engineer, Software Development Engineer, Web Developer, Software Architect, Computer Network Architect, Programmer, Database Administrator, Software Assurance Analyst, Computer Scientist.

What are the top computer science degree jobs?

Career Growth Salary
Computer Network Architect 5% (Slower than average) $116,780 per year
Database Administrator 8% (As fast as average) $98,860 per year
Computer Systems Analyst 7% (As fast as average) $93,730 per year

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020.

School of CARDS

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  • The School of Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Data Science (CARDS) at Saint Leo University houses several cutting-edge degree programs with a technology focus. Now being over two decades into the 21st century, these forms of technology are prevalent across all industries and continue to grow each day. Therefore, more and more college graduates within these majors are in demand to develop the technical aspects of these practical technologies and strategies.

    The degree programs within this college include computer science, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), and data science. Taught by faculty with many years of practical experience across numerous areas of focus, students learn the intricacies of coding software to power mobile applications, develop functions to make robots perform specific tasks, and learn the significance of using data to help businesses make strategic decisions. Students can expect small class sizes with one-on-one support from their instructors, allowing them to gain a high-quality education that will empower them for career success.

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