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In all cases, a major objective is to prepare the student for a work environment requiring continued growth.
Full time Part time BS to MS Duration: 3-4 Semesters
The CS Master’s in Science curriculum requires that students take between 30 and 34 credits. In addition to 12 credits in core courses, students may take electives grouped into one of the following areas: 1) Human-Computer Interaction, Visualization, Robotics and AI; 2) Foundations; 3) Systems and Networks; or 4) Information Management and Analysis. An optional master’s thesis may count toward up to 6 credit hours.
The Master of Science, General Option
Students may choose to gain a concentration in Bioinformatics or Entrepreneurship:
The Master of Science, Professional Science Master's Entrepreneurship Option
For more information on the curriculum including course listings and degree pathways, visit the Graduate Catalog.
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Cost Per Credit: $842.21*
Total Tuition (based on 30 credits): $25,266*
Total Tuition (based on 34 credit PSM): $28,635*
*These estimated graduate charges are for the 2019-2020 academic year. These prices are subject to change by vote of the UMass Board of Trustees.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for software developers is expected to grow 24 percent through 2026 – an occupation that is experiencing a critical labor shortage already.
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