Online Master of Computer Science
The Online Master of Computer Science (MCS) program, offered through an innovative partnership between The School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence and Coursera, is a rigorous computing degree. You’ll gain a deep understanding of advanced topics like AI, cybersecurity, and big data while strengthening your new skill set through real-world projects.
Next start date: 01/10/2022
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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The Master of Computer Science is an advanced degree program offered fully online by Arizona State University through the Coursera learning platform. The ASU MCS online program is a good fit for students with an undergraduate education in computing or a related discipline who would like to extend their knowledge of computer science as a scientific and engineering discipline. The ASU MCS online program also allows students employed in industry an opportunity to broaden their knowledge through an advanced education in computer science.
Designed for students seeking to expand their knowledge of computer science or computation, the Master of Computer Science online reflects the dual nature of computer science as both a scientific and engineering discipline by placing emphasis on both theory and practical applications. Students can study topics such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, software engineering, big data and much more. The ASU MCS online is a non-thesis degree that requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Students receive lectures through the Coursera platform, but are advised and assessed by ASU faculty and teaching assistants on the rigorous set of assignments, projects, and exams required for university degree credit.
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What will I learn in an online master's in computer science?
Does my ASU Master of Computer Science degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
For a complete overview of the degree program, including admission, degree requirements, and courses please see the MCS Handbook.
To meet degree requirements, all MCS online students must take one foundations course, one systems course, one applications course, and any seven additional courses from the lists below. Students must also submit a project portfolio.
What can I do with a masters in computer science?
All students enrolled in this degree program have access to the Fulton Schools of Engineering Career Center, a one-of-a-kind dedicated career center for ASU's engineering students with a robust offering of online services and resources. Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Computer Science have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:
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Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from the U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.
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