According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology professionals is projected to increase by 12 percent from 2018-2028, an above average growth rate. As the workforce changes and evolves to keep pace with an increasingly digital world, professionals will be required to diversify their skillset, particularly as it relates to computer science. Whether you are looking to change career fields, enhance your knowledge, or advance in your, EKU’s computer science program can equip you.
Benjamin Jacoby, an alumnus of the computer science program at EKU, was able to advance his career thanks to earning his master’s degree.
“This program was the perfect fit for my career advancement goals. The curriculum helped give me the conceptual framework I needed to help expand my capabilities as a professional,” said Jacoby.
The comprehensive curriculum and practical application of the coursework helps working professionals advance their knowledge and understanding of the work conducted across the computer science industry.
Jacoby said, “It is a rare month where I cannot use some sort of concept from each and every individual class that I took. The coursework I took has made it easier for me to work with network engineers, DBAs, testers and project managers at every level.”
Benjamin chose EKU not only because it was nearby and affordable, but also because of the class flexibility and topics. He said, “the classes were a good fit for a working professional, both in terms of the scheduling and of the subject matter.” He went on to say, “the program provides a great starting point of instruction, from which you could pivot in any number of directions. The totality of the curriculum is an excellent and balanced introduction to most of the important working pieces of a healthy IT organization.”
EKU’s computer science program allows you to highly tailor your degree to your interests by earning a certificate in one of three areas as you earn your degree:
- Artificial intelligence in data science
- Cybersecurity and digital forensics
- Game design
EKU Online offers accelerated 8-week terms with multiple start dates per year, so you can earn your degree when it is right for you. Designed for working adults, complete your coursework at a place and pace that works for your schedule.
Interested in advancing your career? Earn your online master’s degree from a regionally accredited university that has been an online education leader for more than 15 years. EKU’s 100% online computer science programs are ideal for individuals seeking to expand their knowledge and expertise in computer science and software engineering.
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