Eastern Kentucky University’s online master of science in computer science has been ranked among the best in the nation by Fortune. Fortune ranked EKU’s program as #8 in the country.
Fortune’s rankings were based upon three components: selectivity, success, and demand. Selectivity carried the most weight when determining the rankings. This component speaks to the strength of students accepted to the program. Strong students often lead to successful alumni, which helps shape how those in the field view the program. The rankings also considered program retention and graduation rates, and enrollment growth over two years.
Favorable Job Outlook
Topics like AI, large-scale data analysis and cloud computing are increasingly import for leaders across all industries. EKU’s online MS in computer science program allows students to build upon professional expertise to take on complex technological problems and serve in management roles. The program also provides a path for those looking to enter the field and do not have previous coding experience.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, roles for computer scientists are projected to grow 21% during the next ten years. Many of these technical positions will require a master’s degree. Due to this combination of factors, Fortune projects that graduates of master’s degree programs in computer science will be in high demand.
Opportunities for Specialized Credentials
EKU’s computer science program provides additional opportunities for students to set themselves apart in this lucrative field by adding a certificate to their master’s degree. Certificates can be completed as students work on their master’s degree for no additional cost.
Students can choose the certificate area that best complements their interests and career goals. Options include artificial intelligence in data science, cybersecurity and digital forensics, and game design.
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