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Master of Science in Computer Science

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Make Your Digital Mark

Blending the analytical, practical, and theoretical, Fordham’s master’s degree program in computer science provides both a comprehensive foundation and the specialized skills to seek out creative solutions in a fast-paced technological age.

The M.S. in computer science, which attracts students from all over the world, offers small class sizes and the opportunity to work closely with our faculty. You’ll also benefit from studying in New York City, a high-tech hub where career opportunities abound.

You will take courses in core computer science areas, like software, networks, and computer systems, but also have the flexibility to take coursework in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Cybersecurity.

Program Highlights

  • Open to students without an undergraduate degree in computer science (bridge courses available)
  • Evening classes are available to accommodate working professionals
  • Chance to conduct research in one or more of our faculty labs
  • Rolling admissions

Program Basics

  • Curriculum requires 10 courses for a total of 30 credits
  • Designed as a three-to-four semester program for full-time students
  • Part-time study available
  • Master’s thesis optional

STEM Designation

The M.S. in Computer Science is a registered STEM-designated program that permits a 24-month extension of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for a total eligibility of up to 36 months. Please consult Fordham’s STEM Extension page for more information.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for computer and information technology occupations is projected to see a 15% job growth rate in the field during 2021-31, a significantly faster rate than the national average for all occupations.

  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer and Information Research Scientist
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Consultant
  • Web Developer

Alumni Outcomes

MS in Computer Science Companies

“Participating in Fordham's M.S. in Computer Science program is probably one of the best decisions I made in my academic career. The curriculum not only reinforced the technical skills I already possessed, but further enriched them with soft skills needed to be successful in the cybersecurity consulting industry.”

Ezrial Ciriaco, MSCS '21, Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

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Explore our Graduate Programs

Attend an upcoming virtual information session to learn more about our M.S. in Computer Science program, the benefits of a Fordham education, and how to apply.

The virtual session is dedicated to our Computer Information Sciences (CIS) department and highlights our Ph.D. in Computer Science and the three Masters of Science programs; Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Data Science.

Thank you for visiting the Computer and Information Science Department website.

Date Time Event
Monday, August 5 1 - 2 p.m. Register here

Accelerated Master’s Program: Bachelor’s and Master’s in a total of five years (4+1)

Fordham's undergraduate students have the opportunity to earn their master’s degree with only one year of study beyond your bachelor’s degree. Visit the GSAS Admissions Events page for upcoming Accelerated Master's information sessions dedicated to Fordham undergraduate students.