Professional Master’s Degree Program in Computer Science

The Professional MS in Computer Science program is designed specifically for working professionals. They will be able to advance their career with an accelerated graduate program and obtain an advanced degree while continuing their professional career. The course offering format includes evenings, weekends, and online material using Canvas. The Professional MS in Computer Science has 30 graduate credits. Each course duration is 4 weeks. The students will be able to complete the program in 1 year. Only the non-thesis option is available.

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Only One Year to Complete

Take the next step in your career

  • Perfect for working professionals
  • Flexible format with online and on campus classes
  • GRE may be waived based on industry work experience
  • FAU ranked as one of America's Best Value Colleges by Forbes
  • Each course duration is 4 weeks

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Admission Requirements

A baccalaureate degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, information systems, information technology, or comparable field, with a GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 credits attempted prior to graduation.

Submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. The GRE requirement may be waived based on industry work experience.

  • Note: In response to COVID-19, GRE is waived as a requirement for admission to all graduate programs in the CEECS department through Fall 2022.

International students must provide Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

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Degree Requirements

The Professional MS in Computer Science program requires a minimum of 30 credits. Students must satisfy all of the University graduate requirements. In addition, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Must have a GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or better.
  2. All courses in the degree program must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  3. At least one-half of the credits must be at the 6000 level.


Program Fees

Total Cost: $800 per credit-hour; total cost for 30 credit-hours is $24,000.

Tuition Fees: Flexible payment plan and financial aid payment methods are available.

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Information Sessions

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The information sessions will provide you with an overview of our program. Please attend to learn about the Professional Master’s Degree Program in Computer Science.


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Wendy Burrion