Masters In Computer Science

The master’s degree in computer science is a 33 credit-hour program that enhances your skills for a career in network, database or intelligent systems administration, software engineering, programming and other related fields.

Taking Your Future Forward

Why should you consider Bradley’s CS master’s degree? As a Bradley graduate student, you’ll apply your skills to advanced design and development projects — often the kind of projects you’ll do on your future job.

And, you can customize your program by choosing one or two concentrations from nine areas, like software, web and computer security; game technology, mobile computing and more!

Graduate Admission Requirements

Learn more about graduate admission standards and application requirements on our Requirements page.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Official GRE score sent directly to the Office of Admission by the testing agency. Bradley’s institutional code for score reporting is 1070.
  • Résumé or CV
  • Completion of the following coursework:
    • Discrete mathematics
    • At least two semesters of calculus, matrix, or linear algebra
    • At least one semester of calculus-based statistic
    • At least 15 hours of computer science coursework including knowledge of one structured or object-oriented programming language, elementary data structures, assembly language, advanced data structures, and introductory computer architecture

Graduate Program Requirements

Required Courses - 12 hrs.

  • CS 520: Advanced Computer Architecture - 3 hrs.
    or CS 625: Operating Systems Design - 3 hrs.
  • CS 590: Fundamentals of Software Engineering - 3 hrs.
    or CS 591: Software Project Management - 3 hrs.
  • CS 514: Algorithms - 3 hrs.
    or CS 612: Automata, Computation and Complexity - 3 hrs.
  • CS 561: Artificial Intelligence - 3 hrs.
    or CS 571: Database Management Systems - 3 hrs.

Other Requirements

  • Student must take three courses from one of the concentrations offered by the department.

Note: At least 21 of the 33 hours must be earned in courses labeled CS. At most, six hours may be earned in approved courses other than those labeled CS or CIS.