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Graduate Students

Luke, CS StudentThe Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science program allows a student to specialize deeper in the field of Computer Science.

As a graduate student in Boise State University’s Master of Science in Computer Science program you will take courses and work on a project or thesis which will both involve research and working on significant software systems.

The program is designed for people who have a good background in computer science at the undergraduate level—that is, either

  1. a baccalaureate degree in computer science, or
  2. a degree in a related field with significant course work in computer science.

The Computer Science Graduate Committee may grant provisional admission to promising students with limited computer science background. This usually requires taking some undergraduate computer science coursework before taking grad level computer science courses.

The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours and a typical full-time student finishes the program in two years. A part-time student might take 3-4 years. The degree program is flexible allowing students to work with their adviser to shape it to their needs. More thorough degree requirements and course offerings can be found in the most recent Graduate Catalog.

For current Boise State Bachelor of Science in Computer Science students wanting to pursue this Master in Science in Computer Science, an Accelerated Master of Science in Computer Science is available. More information regarding this program can be found on our Accelerated Master of Science in Computer Science webpage.

Boise State Master of Science in Computer Science graduates have gone on to Hewlett-Packard, Micron, Amazon, Intel, Microsoft, Keynetics, Clearwater Analytics, Balihoo, Whitecloud Analytics, as well as many others. They are in strong demand locally and nationally.