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Computer Science Master’s Degree 

Designed for tech professionals, EKU’s 100% online master’s in computer science program emphasizes advanced computer science and software engineering concepts while covering a range of technical subject areas. This comprehensive program builds on your bachelor’s degree and work experience. Graduates are prepared with the skills needed to solve complex technological problems, serve in management roles and increase earning potential.  


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 30 hours
Tuition: $611 per credit hour
                  $325 per credit hour for active duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 12 hours*
Career Options: Software engineer; software developer; systems, database, or network administrator; systems analyst; security analyst; Information System (IS), Information Technology (IT), or network architect; computer science or computer information system researcher; cyber law, regulations, compliance analyst

* With departmental approval


Earn a certificate as you complete your degree
Complement your master of computer science degree with a specialized certificate. Select one of three specialty areas, based on interests and career goals, and earn a certificate in that area as you complete your degree – at no additional cost.

Designed for working professionals, certificates are an excellent way to customize your computer science degree for your own needs. Flexibility in your course work allows you to maximize your work experience, enhance your credentials and gain a competitive edge in the job market.

MS in Computer Science with a Certificate in Artificial Intelligence in Data Science
Advance your career with practical, results-oriented data skills including data analysis, data mining, programming and problem solving.

Courses include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data
  • Data Visualization

MS in Computer Science with a Certificate in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

Set yourself apart with the knowledge and technical skills needed to keep cybercrime at bay. Develop your digital talents to keep organizations safe in a global economy and earn top dollar in this rapidly growing field.

Courses include:

  • Incident Response
  • Database Administration and Security
  • Network Forensics and Investigation

MS in Computer Science with a Certificate in Game Design
Take your place in the fast-growing gaming industry. Leverage your interests and hone your skills to become a leader in video game development.

Courses include:

  • Game Design and Theory
  • Game Production and Publication
  • Online Game and Application Design

What sets our program apart?
Learn essential skills for today’s digital work environment through a personalized and tailored master’s degree in computer science. Rooted in both theory and practical applications, our fully accredited online programs blend academic and professional preparation through course topics such as programming and data structures, computer administration and security, databases and algorithms, and software engineering.

  • Earn a certificate in an area of specialization as you complete your degree
  • Ability to highly tailor and personalize your degree through focus areas and electives
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Multiple start dates
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • No campus visits required
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.