Master of Science in Computer Information Sciences (CSMS)
A successful student of the program gains the following skills (vary according to the degree/concentration taken):
- Ability to manage, interpret, and analyze model large data sets, and employ computer science algorithms and methods to real-world problems where custom software solutions often need to be created;
- Ability to employ modern software engineering processes (such as object-oriented analysis, design and implementation);
- Proficient in the use of one or more scripting languages (such as Python, R, Java, C, etc.) or one of scientific and statistical analytical software packages (such as R, MATLAB, XLMiner, SPSS, Statistica DataMiner, etc.);
- Ability to effectively utilize distributed and high-performance computing to analyze large data sets, as is knowledge of networking technology and internet protocols;
- Have a high level of motivation, be independent and dedicated, possess strong interpersonal and managerial skills and have outstanding analytical ability; and,
- Have excellent teamwork skills and have strong scientific communication skills.
Harrisburg University Computer Information Sciences Requirements: The following courses comprise the Master of Computer Information Sciences – 36 semester hours. The semester hour value of each course appears in parentheses ().
Complete all of the following core courses – 15 semester hours:
Complete the following experiential courses – 6 semester hours:
Complete one of the following concentrations (15 semester hours):
Computer Science Concentration:
Cyber Security Concentration:
* Student can choose a course from any of the Master of Science programs: Analytics, Information Systems Engineering and Management, Computer Information Sciences, Learning Technologies, or Project Management.