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MS in Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science degree program provides students with academic and professional opportunities at three levels. At the first level, the program allows individuals with a baccalaureate degree in computer science (or a related field) to broaden their knowledge of the subject as well as strengthen their professional marketability and increase their earning potential. At the second level, the M.S. in Computer Science program can be an avenue for career change to computer science for those who have degrees and employment in other fields. Lastly, at the third level, the M.S. in Computer Science program provides individuals a strong foundation for graduate study at the doctoral level.

The program is designed to help students develop analytical, problem solving and practical skills in computer science through advanced course work, directed software development and supervised research and independent studies. Students should acquire sufficient and requisite knowledge in the discipline as well as critical thinking, oral and written communication skills to qualify them for highly technical positions in the industry and to enable them to be successful in a doctoral program in computer science.

Program Information

Additional Resources

Graduate Program Coordinators

Dr. Jennifer Jin, Assistant Professor
Graduate Advising Program Coordinator
Office: JB 338
Phone: (909) 537-5330

Dr. Haiyan Qiao, Professor
Graduate Admissions Program Coordinator and Chair Graduate Curriculum Committee
Office: JB 341
Phone: (909) 537-5415

Dr. Ronald Salloum, Associate Professor
Graduate Assessment Program Coordinator
Office: JB 347
Phone: (909) 537-5348

Enrollment and Graduations

Enrollment and Graduations
Year Enrollment* Graduations**
AY 2022/2023 115 N/A
AY 2021/2022 60 11
AY 2020/2021 22 4
AY 2019/2020 16 4
AY 2018/2019 15 9
AY 2017/2018 14 12
AY 2016/2017 41 27
AY 2015/2016 73 25
AY 2014/2015 52 7
AY 2013/2014 29 13
AY 2012/2013 32 12
AY 2011/2012 39 10
AY 2010/2011 43 12
AY 2009/2010 48 7
AY 2008/2009 50 19
AY 2007/2008 63 21

* Declared computer science majors in Fall semester of designated year. 
** Annual graduations starting from Fall semester of designated year. 
Source: CSUSB Office of Institutional Research