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School of Computing

Master of Science in Computer Science

  • Computer Science Emphasis
  • Embedded Systems Emphasis

 

You’ll be qualified

With a master’s degree in computer science from Southern Adventist University, you are positioned for success in a cutting-edge field.

  • Career advancement. Graduates are prepared for expanded job responsibility and administrative roles.
  • Earn more. Graduates can expect to earn an additional $12,000 to $20,000 annual salary, since most finish the program with the equivalent of five years of work experience.


Southern advantages

With the fastest internet service in the country, Chattanooga is a magnet for tech start-ups and innovative companies. Many computer science students land well-paying internships before graduation.

Our highly qualified faculty members have expertise in computer engineering, computer science, and computer information systems.

 

Areas of study

  • Software architecture, engineering, and development
  • Network security
  • Distributed systems (cloud computing)
  • Embedded systems (small electronics in all new technology)
  • Algorithms 

 

We offer two program options:

  1. The traditional program allows you to earn a master’s degree in two years.
  2. The combined program allows you to complete a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in computer science concurrently in five years (with the option of receiving the bachelor’s after the fourth year).
 

To Apply

The application deadline is July 1 for the fall semester, and November 1 for the winter semester.

You may submit an online application or request additional information by visiting Admission »

 

Graduate Finances

Learn about available financial resources »

 

Questions?

For more information, call 1.800.SOUTHERN and ask for Graduate Studies.

 

 

 

Admission Requirements for the MS in Computer Science

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science from an ABET-accredited program, or by permission
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0

 

Admission process

Deadlines: July 1 (fall admission), November 1 (winter admission)

  1. Submit a graduate application (with non-refundable fee of $25 online or $40 paper). Apply now »
  2. Submit official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools attended.
  3. Submit two recommendation forms. Download PDF »
  4. Submit your current resumé.

 

International Students

Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. must meet additional requirements and deadlines. View international student requirements »

 


MS in Computer Science students    

Questions?

Email or call for information about everything from admission to graduation. 

Tyson Hall
Program Coordinator

tyson@southern.edu
423.236.2916


Graduate Faculty

 

Scot Anderson, PhD
Associate Professor

MS and PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
BS, Southwestern Adventist University

scot@southern.edu
423.236.2938

Tyson Hall, PhD
Professor of Computing

BS, MS, and PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

tyson@southern.edu
423.236.2916

Richard Halterman, PhD
Dean and Professor of Computing

PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MS, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
BS, Florida Southern College, Lakeland

halterman@southern.edu
423.236.2871

Timothy Korson, PhD
Professor of Computing

PhD, Georgia State University, Atlanta
MS, Ohio University
BA, Atlantic Union College

korson@southern.edu
423.236.2605


 

 

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