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The Online Master’s In Computer Science

The online Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science is a graduate-level degree for professionals who want to dive deeper into computer science, engineering, information technology, and related fields. The classes and coursework are offered entirely online and can be completed whenever, and wherever, works best for you. Every aspect of the online master’s degree in computer science—the faculty, content, and learning outcomes—are exactly the same as the on-campus degree, but with added flexibility.

Program Details

  • Offered 100% online
  • Asynchronous classes
  • Three start dates per year: in spring, summer, and fall
  • 33 credits to completion
  • Apply credits from Computational Data Science Certificate toward master’s program

What To Expect At Bradley

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Technical Rigor, Total Support

With a high student retention rate, the online M.S. is taught by expert faculty dedicated to your success.

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Upskill & Reskill

Take intensive courses in high-demand areas such as computing, software engineering, and data science, and immediately apply them to your work.

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Increase Your Value In The Job Market

Join Bradley alumni at some of the top companies in the U.S., including Apple, Microsoft, HP, Caterpillar, and GE.

Stand Out In Top Tech Jobs

Considering an online Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science or a Computational Data Science Certificate to take your career to the next level? Your journey starts here. Complete the form to get a program brochure for Bradley University’s Computer Science and Information Systems Department online programs.

Get valuable insights into the online experience, learn more about Bradley University’s course offerings, and see where an advanced education can take you.

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Bradley University is authorized to deliver online programs to US citizens and permanent residents residing in the United States. International students are encouraged to inquire about on-campus opportunities by visiting Bradley University International Admissions.

The Average Master’s Degree In Computing Graduate Earns:

$30K more
per year than those with only an undergraduate degree in computing1
$60k more
per year for those transitioning from outside the field of computing1
29% higher
salary than those with only a bachelor’s degree in computer science

Faculty Spotlights

Young Park

Young Park

Program Director and Professor

Vladimir Uskov

Vladimir Uskov

Professor and Co-Director, InterLabs Research Institute

Yun Wang

Yun Wang

Department Chair and Associate Professor

Fortify Your Skills For The Future

Every course in the online Master’s in Computer Science degree is specifically designed with rigid course sequences to build on previous learning outcomes. The curriculum is technically intensive, with an emphasis on data and analytics skills, and directly informed by faculty experiences and job market demands.

Program Takeaways:

  • Computer networks and security
  • Programming languages
  • Data science
  • AI & machine learning
  • Computer information systems
  • Software development & engineering

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Course Spotlight

CIS 595 - Software and Web Applications Security

Covers various security concepts, models, methods, technologies, and tools used to design, develop, test, implement, and maintain secure software and Web applications. Topics include but are not limited to: threats posed to software and Web applications; software security concepts and protection mechanisms; trust and threat model; authentication and authorization; software risks assessment and management models; secure programming; and software development styles and tools.

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Admissions At A Glance

Online Master’s in Computer Science requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended
  • Undergraduate degree in CS or related area
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0*
  • Resume and two letters of recommendation

*GPA of 2.5-2.99 may be accepted with conditional acceptance. Talk to an Admission Advisor to evaluate your options.

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What Jobs Can You Get With An Online Master’s In Computer Science?

An online master’s degree in computer science prepares you for a career, not just a job. Because of the in-demand skills that a computer science education provides, computer science jobs could include information technology, computing, software development, cybersecurity, and much more.

Program graduates can choose from a variety of high-profile positions, including:

  • Computer scientist
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Lead software developer
  • AI scientist
  • Information security manager
  • Network/database administrator

More Career Insights

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“The projects, courses, labs, and software systems are not just educational exercises, but practical experiences that prepared me for the dynamic landscape of the tech industry.”
— Madhu V., M.S. in Computer Science ‘24 Candidate

Invest in Your Success

Where Bradley Graduates Have Worked

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why a master’s in computer science?

Eight out of 10 of the best technology jobs and five out of 10 of the most in-demand skills for 2024 are related to computer science.3,4 To stand out and create change in this high-value field, you need an advanced education that goes beyond undergraduate education and bootcamps.

Aside from the higher salaries for master’s graduates mentioned above, an online M.S. will give you invaluable networking opportunities (with teachers, alumni, and your cohort), career resources, and more one-on-one support than other, short-term options. You can use these to your advantage while seeking new positions or advocating for a promotion within your current one.

Can I complete a master’s in computer science entirely online?

The online Master’s in Computer Science and Computational Data Science Certificate from Bradley University are offered through a robust digital interface with courses that can be completed anytime, anywhere. All you’ll need is a laptop, video camera, and microphone.

These programs have been designed with working professionals in mind. Course content is delivered asynchronously (i.e., not all at the same time), which allows you to log in, view lectures and assignments, and submit required work as your schedule allows. You’ll also be able to track your progress and communicate with professors, all in one place.

What will I learn in master’s in computer science courses?

The Bradley CS master’s degree sharpens your skills in concepts related to artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer architecture, modern operating systems, software engineering, data science, and networking. You can also choose from focus areas in data science and software engineering to tailor your studies even further for your specific interests and goals.

You can find more specific learning outcomes in the course descriptions in the curriculum.


Summer 2024

Final Application Deadline
April 15, 2024
Summer 2024
Start Date
May 15, 2024
Summer 2024

Fall 2024

Final Application Date
July 20, 2024
Fall 2024
Start Date
August 21, 2024
Fall 2024

Spring 2025

Final Application Deadline
November 15, 2024
Spring 2025
Start Date
January 22, 2025
Spring 2025

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