M.S. in Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science provides individuals with the opportunity to acquire an excellent graduate level education in Computer Science that prepares them to work in a variety of computer-related fields, including education, industry, research, business and government.


The Rowan University Master of Science in Computer Science program requires the completion of 30 semester hours (s.h.). Both a thesis and a non-thesis track are available.


The following courses make up the M.S. in Computer Science program.

  • Core Courses: 12 semester hours (s.h.)
    • Choose 4 courses.
  • Elective Courses: 18 semester hours (s.h.)
    • Choose 9-12 s.h. for the thesis track or 18 s.h. for the non-thesis track.
  • Thesis Track Courses: 6-9  semester hours (s.h.)
Total Program Semester Hours: 30

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in Computer Science or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Submission of official GRE test results is highly recommended

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Computer Science program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer 2019 05/21/2019 04/01/2019
Fall 2019 09/03/2019 07/01/2019
Spring 2020 01/21/2020 11/01/2019

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$700 $157.90 $857.90