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Northwest Missouri State University

Why MS-Applied Computer Science Program?

The Program

The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science offers students with strong undergraduate background in a technical computing discipline an opportunity to increase their technical expertise and to complement that expertise with fundamental business concepts related specifically to information technology. The term Applied Computer Science was carefully chosen. The practical skills developed for a wide variety of high-demand areas, as well as the firm conceptual foundation provided by the program, combine to create graduates that are well-prepared to succeed in a very competitive job market.

For more details about the program, see Program Description.

Overview of Program, School and University

Computing Facilities

The Electronic Campus gives students access to the Internet and to the Missouri Research and Education Network. Computer languages supported on the network include Java, C#, C++, Perl, Smalltalk, and Swift. Databases include SQL, SQL Server, MongoDB and Oracle 12c.

All students have access to specialized computer laboratories housed in the Colden Hall Computing Complex. In addition every full time student is provided with a laptop by the University. There are multiple wireless access points on campus.

Graduate Research

All graduate students in the MS-Applied Computer Science program are required to complete a two semester software development project during their last two semesters of their study. For a list of recent projects, see the projects page.