M.S. in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers high quality graduate education in computer science.

  • The curriculum is flexible to match your interests.
  • Research is pursued in some traditional areas of computer science, cross-specialty areas, and interdisciplinary projects.
  • Graduates are hired by quality employers.
  • A growing job market.¬†Click here to find out more.

Thesis/Non-thesis Options

Students must select either a thesis or a non-thesis option in their program of study. A student may only select the thesis option if a member of the graduate faculty has agreed to serve as thesis director. Normally the major professor will direct the thesis research. The research must be accepted by his/her Graduate Committee and reported in a defensible thesis paper.

After earning an M.S. degree, some students choose to pursue a Ph.D. degree, either at MSU or elsewhere.

Recent graduates have gone to work for employers such as the following.

  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Federal Express
  • Harris
  • Southern Company
  • NASA and its contractors
  • US Department of Defense and US armed forces
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Other companies and government agencies