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.
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
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.
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.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2017/2018 and is subject to change.