According to East Carolina University:
|East Carolina University’s Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) degree prepares students to excel in either the private sector or academia. Past graduates have pursued career opportunities as software engineers, designers, system architects, computer programmers and web developers; others have pursued graduate study opportunities in computer science or related fields. The MSCS program covers both the theory and practice of software design and hardware construction. It also emphasizes, as applicable, programming languages like C#, operating systems, hardware, database environments and software engineering tools like Rational Rose. The University aims to equip graduates with the skills and theoretical background necessary to solve a wide range of IT challenges; both contemporary challenges and those to come.