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About the Master of Science in Computer Science at TROY

Push the boundaries of technological innovation in Troy University’s Master of Science in Computer Science program. Here, you’ll learn how to design, develop and implement complex systems, gaining both technical skills and a deep understanding of theory that allows you to work on everything from AI and data science, bioinformatics, cyber security and cloud applications to video game programs. If you’re interested in advanced-level careers in computer science or graduate study, TROY’s master’s in computer science program offers the intensive education and experience you need to achieve your goals.

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“It was a wonderful experience working as an intern with Hewlett Packard's (Palo Alto, CA) R&D team. I have participated in HP's summer intern fair and showcased my work there. Apart from work, we had several BBQ parties, games, and fun activities during my 6-week internship and the welcome party was awesome. The best part of this internship was that my mentor thought Troy University prepared me well for the intern work. It really makes me feel proud to be a Trojan!”
Sunny Sharma | 2014 graduate, M.S. in Computer Science | Senior Software Engineer at Charter Communications

Advanced Study With Real-World Practice

At TROY, you’ll engage in hands-on individual and team projects that simulate real-world scenarios, providing you with the experience you need to excel in the workplace. Working with the latest technologies and tools in the field, you’ll develop expertise in key areas of computer science, such as artificial intelligence, software development, data analysis, cyber security and system design. This experience, combined with the computer science graduate program’s rigorous curriculum, prepares you to leverage theory and applications to advance your career and stand at the forefront of technology.

Specialize in High-Demand Areas of Computer Science

TROY’s computer science graduate program is tailored to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving technological landscape — and the careers that come with it. Specialize in one of eight of today’s most sought-after areas of expertise: artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, cloud and big data concentration, computer network and security, cyber security, data science, software development or video game design. Whether you want to extract powerful insights from big data or build the next generation of AI tools, TROY’s master’s in computer science helps you get there.
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Computer Science Graduate Program Curriculum

Courses will vary based on the concentration you choose, but some of our top computer science graduate courses include:
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Computer Science Master’s Program Locations

Earn your master’s in computer science whether in person, online or a combination of both(online and in person). For more information about program availability and delivery options, call 1-800-414-5756.

Preparation for Exciting and Innovative Computer Science Careers

TROY’s tailorable graduate program in computer science will help you stand out in the job market, preparing you for a variety of roles within (and beyond) your chosen concentration. Your master’s in computer science will allow you to work in various fields of business and the private sector, including IT, financial services, health care, government, gaming and entertainment. With specialized knowledge and experience in your field, you’ll also be well-positioned to pursue a Ph.D. in Computer Science and other advanced degrees.
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Computer Science Careers

Upon completion of the master of computer science program, you will be prepared to pursue a variety of career paths, ranging from software development and network administration to data analysis and cyber security.

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Suman Kumar

Dr. Suman Kumar

Dr. Suman Kumar is an Associate Professor in computer science and leads the Trojan Advanced Computer Knowledge and Networking group (TrACKNet) group. His research interests and scholarly work include computer networks, intelligent systems and cyber security. Dr. Kumar has led student groups to win hackathons and national-level coding contests.

Computer Science Graduate Program Concentrations

Tailor your master’s in computer science to your career goals in one of the industry’s top areas.
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence pushes the limits of computer science by analyzing, designing and implementing self-learning and automatic machines. In the AI concentration, you’ll be part of this groundbreaking field, working on projects that focus on data-driven system development, game design, data gathering and cleaning, knowledge representation, and logic and reasoning.

By pursuing a master of computer science in AI at Troy University, you'll be prepared to excel in a variety of roles at the forefront of technological advancement. With expertise in AI, you can pursue careers as an AI researcher, data scientist, machine learning engineer, AI software developer or AI consultant. Additionally, you'll be equipped to contribute to industries such as health care, finance, gaming, robotics and automation, where the applications of AI are rapidly expanding. Prepare yourself for a world of opportunities and make a significant impact in the exciting field of artificial intelligence.

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Bioinformatics combines computer science, biology and statistics to analyze and interpret biological data and understand the complexity of living organisms. In this concentration, you will learn how to develop algorithms and software tools for analyzing biological data and gain the skills needed to pursue a career in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals or academia. 

The bioinformatics emphasis also includes projects focusing on protein sequence analysis, data gathering and preparation, health condition, and disease prediction and health data analysis. After completing the program, you’ll be prepared to work in a wide variety of bioinformatics and computer science careers, including bioinformatics scientist, bioinformatics engineer, health care software developer and health care data analyst.

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Cloud and Big Data Concentration

In the cloud and big data concentration, you will delve into the cutting-edge technologies of cloud computing and big data analytics. Gain expertise in designing and implementing scalable and efficient cloud-based solutions to handle large volumes of data. Explore advanced techniques for data storage, retrieval and analysis, and learn how to extract meaningful insights from massive datasets.

Through hands-on projects and coursework in this master’s in computer science concentration, you will develop proficiency in cloud platforms, distributed systems, data management and data mining. Upon graduation, you will be well-equipped to pursue roles such as cloud architect, big data engineer, cloud consultant and data analyst. Join the forefront of technological innovation and make a significant impact in the world of cloud computing and big data analysis.

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Computer Network and Security

The computer network and security concentration focuses on using computer science skills to analyze, design and implement policies and practices to prevent and monitor unauthorized access, misuse, modification or denial of computer resources. 

In this master’s in computer science concentration, you’ll work on projects that focus on building modern cipher systems, intrusion detection systems, data-driven security systems and building secure computer networks.

This concentration prepares you to work in computer science careers such as network security engineer, security architect, security administrator, system administrator, network administrator and network consultant.

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Cyber Security

The cyber security concentration of the computer science master’s program equips you with skills in analyzing, designing and implementing policies and practices that prevent and monitor unauthorized access, misuse, modification or denial of computer resources. Within this concentration, you will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on projects that focus on various aspects of cyber security, including security auditing, the development of adversarial and defense networks, and secure software development. These practical experiences will enable you to apply your knowledge and skills in real-world scenarios, further enhancing your understanding of the field.

Graduates of this program can pursue diverse professional pathways, such as penetration testing, where you assess and identify vulnerabilities in systems and networks, cyber security auditing, where you evaluate and ensure compliance with security standards, cyber security engineering, where you design and implement robust security measures, and cyber security analysis, where you analyze and respond to security incidents and threats.

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Data Science Concentration

This computer science graduate program concentration offers a comprehensive curriculum that combines mathematics, statistics, and computer science to extract valuable insights from data. In this program, you will develop the skills necessary to analyze complex datasets, build predictive models, and make data-driven decisions.

Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical applications, you will learn statistical methods, data mining techniques, machine learning algorithms and data visualization tools. Gain hands-on experience working with real-world datasets and tackle challenging problems in various domains, including business, health care, finance and social sciences.

By mastering the techniques of data science, you will be prepared for diverse career opportunities as a data scientist, data analyst, machine learning engineer, business intelligence analyst or data engineer. Join the rapidly expanding field of data science and become a valuable asset in transforming raw data into meaningful insights for informed decision-making.

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Software Development
This master’s in computer science concentration is about the application of a systematic, disciplined quantifiable approach to the development, operation and maintenance of software. In this emphasis area, you’ll work on individual and team projects that focus on aspects of computer science such as game design, cell phone apps and web applications. You’ll be prepared for jobs in computer science as a software programmer, system architect, software developer, system analyst, system modeler, project manager or support engineer/technician.

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Video Game Design
Focused on the design of interactive games with immersive visuals and reality simulations, this area continues to push the limits of computer science by combining new technologies like cloud computing, 5G, AR/VR with traditional technologies like graphic art and design.

In the video game design concentration of the master’s in computer science program, you’ll have the opportunity to work on projects that focus on AI-driven system development, game design, graphic design, knowledge representation, logic and reasoning and more. You’ll learn to create graphics and animation, develop video games and apply AI approaches to create video game logic. You will also learn other skills such as brainstorming, planning and management of video game projects, all while being exposed to different video game development platforms.

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Master of Computer Science FAQ

Learn more about the computer science graduate program.
Does TROY offer a master's in computer science program online?
Yes, Troy offers the computer science master’s program both online and in person. You can complete the master’s in computer science online if you prefer flexibility and online learning.
What computer science careers are available after completing the program?
Our computer science graduates will have skills ready to work globally in a wide range of workplaces as data scientists, software engineers, testers, system analysts, video game designers, bioinformatics scientists, big data engineers, network engineers, cyber security professionals in diverse computing, health care and business industries as well as in government organizations and academia. TROY’s computer science department accommodates the Computer Science Career Fair that regularly hosts diverse employers providing opportunities.
What is the job outlook for the computer science field?
The job outlook is continuously bright for all computer and information technology positions as the industry continues to grow. Refer to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the most recent data.
What research areas does the TROY computer science department offer?
The department has faculty with diverse research specialties in a variety of areas, including machine learning, data mining, bioinformatics, computer graphics, computer vision, image processing, data science, big data, cloud computing, computer networks, cyber security, automatic trading, pattern recognition, mobile data management and business/education information technology.
Can I speak with a faculty member or current student about the program?
Yes! Contact the computer science department to schedule a meeting with a faculty member or current student.

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