Master of Science in Computer Science
Push the Boundaries of Computer Science and Your Career
We live in a high-tech world. It’s everywhere and it’s in everything—from our kitchen appliances to the tools we use every day on the job. Some of us simply take these advances for granted. Others wonder what tomorrow will bring, and they’re looking for a way they can be a bigger part of making it happen.
If that’s you, Lewis University has a degree program that can help you take your place on the cutting edge of tomorrow’s technology—a 100 percent online or on-ground Master of Science in Computer Science.
Whether you come from a technical or computer science background or you’re new to the field, this master’s degree program is for you. It goes beyond classroom theory and dives right into real-world applications to solve problems and develop innovations. Through hands-on coursework, research and capstone experiences, you’ll advance your computing skills while honing your problem-solving, analytical and creative abilities. Plus, this program offers six different concentrations so you can customize your education to your career goals. These are the skills, and this is the credential, you need to be in high demand in every industry at any level.
Customize your Master’s in Computer Science education to your professional goals with one of these career-building concentrations:
Take the next step in designing AI. Use machine learning techniques to improve the performance of computer-based systems and create experience-based models for solving problems. Learn how to build systems that can collect and respond to various sensor measurements and how to design networks that communicate and coordinate responses to environmental signals.
Stop criminals in their digital tracks. Learn how to identify, monitor and investigate cyber-threats, as well as how to recommend steps and create responses to combat them. Study encryption and authentication systems and learn how to design software and networks that mitigate cyberattacks. Gain the ability to specify tools and architectures that proactively and reactively secure information systems.
Use digital investigative skills to solve crimes in areas like corporate espionage, copyright infringement, Internet/email, cyberbullying and more. In addition to supplementary courses from Lewis University’s Criminal Justice department, you’ll cover digital forensics, mobile device forensics, intelligence gathering and more.
Enterprise and Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is our future and our present. From scalable data storage systems to distributed computing, the courses you’ll cover in this strategic concentration will help you gain the skills to propose and implement solutions that effectively manage this form of computing.
Become a more effective software engineer across platforms and systems, from mobile device to the web. Design data storage systems that solve problems. Incorporate security controls and protections throughout the software design and implementation process. Document and model software solutions to facilitate collaborative development. Develop and follow testing strategies to verify a software solution’s proper function and security.
Give yourself a comprehensive foundation to pivot your career to where opportunities are coming. The Non-Declared concentration gives you the flexibility to design your own curriculum path to meet your personal and professional goals.
The field of computer science is wide and growing. Many areas are poised for significant job growth, and positions throughout the field offer high earning potential. Business Insider’s ranking of jobs found that 13 of the 15 hottest tech jobs—paying over $100,000 annually—are in computer science.* The right computer science degree program could prepare you for a number of different high tech roles, including:
- Software Engineer
- Systems Developer
- User Experience
- Application Development Manager
- Natural Language Processing
- Artificial Intelligence Engineer
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Storage Architect
- Mobile Technologist
- Network Architect
- Information Security Engineer
- System Security Engineer
- Digital Forensics Expert
- Research Scientist
- And more
*Business Insider, The 15 hottest tech jobs that pay over $100,000.
Why Lewis University?
100% Online or On-ground
Each of our programs were intentionally developed to meet the needs of busy, working adults.
Career-building concentrations let you target your education to your professional goals.
Develop real-world, applicable skills from curriculum built on real-world situations for enterprise-scale applications, database systems, security and more.
Learn from industry experts, hard-won insights from professionals with expertise and experience in the world of computer science.