Master of Science Programs

M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences

The mission of the graduate program in Computer and Information Sciences is to provide excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and to serve a growing professional workforce in computer science, cybersecurity, information systems, and software engineering in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The goals of the graduate program in Computer and Information Sciences are:

  • Preparing the next generation of scholars and professionals capable of conducting basic research and extending the current knowledge base in the discipline

  • Discovering and disseminating new knowledge in the field of computer science through research and scholarship

  • Preparing innovators who can communicate their ideas and who understand their responsibilities as computer and information science professionals in a global society

The graduate program complements and strengthens the undergraduate program in Computer Science by providing advanced coursework in Computer Science and by encouraging creative thinking in research and scholarship.

 M.S. in Data Science and Analytics

The first master’s degree of its kind in South Carolina, the College’s new Master of Data Science and Analytics offers students from any undergraduate program access to an advanced degree in the growing field of data science. The new graduate degree in data science will focus on machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data and analytics with an emphasis on producing the next evolution of advanced data science practitioners.

There is no fixed prerequisite degree path. Prospective students who earned bachelor’s degrees in data science, math, biology, chemistry, physics, business administration or economics, for example, would be a good fit for this master’s program.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: July 1 (domestic) March 1 (international)
  • Spring: December 1 (domestic) September 1 (international)
  • Summer: April 1 (domestic) January 15 (international)

Questions? Please email gradcs@cofc.edu

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