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Vanderbilt University – Online Master of Science in Computer Science

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Top-ranked Vanderbilt University offers an M.S. in computer science program online. In as few as 12 months, students are prepared to pursue careers solving problems creatively in the growing field of computer science. The program includes in-person immersion experiences on the Vanderbilt campus (Nashville, Tennessee) that enhance students’ learning. Applicants must have a bachelor’s and provide GRE scores.

Program Information
Total Credits 30 credit hours
Full-Time/Part-Time Both
Time to Complete The program can be completed in approximately 12 to 15 months depending on students’ course schedules.
Virtual Campus Accessibility The program’s weekly online classes delivered via HD streaming video will bring you face to face with Vanderbilt’s expert faculty and your classmates.

Are you interested in pursuing a master of computer science online? Learn more about the online M.S. in computer science from our partner Vanderbilt University.

The Vanderbilt School of Engineering

Vanderbilt University’s online M.S. in computer science is housed in the School of Engineering, a powerhouse for innovation in technology and interdisciplinary fields that has helped Vanderbilt University earn its distinction as one of the leading research institutions in the nation (ranked in the top 15 nationally by U.S. News & World Report and in the top 10 for innovation by Reuters).

Electrical engineering and computer science is the largest department in the School of Engineering, based on the number of faculty and amount of externally sponsored research awards. The faculty leading these cutting-edge research efforts are addressing some of the most important issues and developments in computer science. The work that comes out of Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering directly informs what students learn as part of the online M.S. in computer science program. The School of Engineering emphasizes collaboration between students and faculty across disciplines as a means of driving technological advances.

Curriculum

Vanderbilt University’s master of science in computer science online program consists of 30 credits that can be completed over the course of three to four terms (depending on students’ course schedules). Students are prepared to solve tech problems creatively through a curriculum focused equally on the essential theories and principles of computer science as well as interdisciplinary and emerging practices in this growing field. Key subject areas include:

  • Mobile and cloud computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Distributed systems
  • Intelligent systems
  • Software and systems engineering
  • Computer science theory

The online M.S. in computer science curriculum was developed by School of Engineering faculty who are experts in highly relevant and growing computer science fields. Students enrolled in the online program will learn directly from Vanderbilt University’s computer science professors and researchers.

The program’s weekly online classes delivered via HD streaming video bring students face-to-face with experts who are actively working on solving the most complex problems and researching the latest developments in computer science. Students enrolled in the online M.S. in computer science program will also have access to dynamic collaboration features such as live chat, document annotation, screen-sharing and full class recordings.

Combined with a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum, Vanderbilt University’s sophisticated learning management tools and features help students build applicable computer science skills entirely online.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Vanderbilt University is a selective research institution that upholds high admissions standards. To qualify for the online M.S. in computer science, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in computing or a computing-related field in engineering or natural science or hold a bachelor’s degree in another subject and have significant experience in computer science and programming. Experience in at least one of the following computing programs is suggested: Java, JavaScript, Python, C++, Objective C, Swift, C#, Kotlin, Clojure, Ruby, Haskell or Scala.

Engineering@Vanderbilt programs require applicants to submit several items prior to the final application deadline, including:

  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Test scores (GRE scores required)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation (three to five)

The master of science in computer science online program has three cohort start dates each year, each with its own set of early priority, priority and final application deadlines.

Pursue a Career in a Growing Field
Earn an M.S. online in 12 mos. from top-ranked Vanderbilt. Bachelor’s and GRE scores required to apply.

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