The Department of Computer and Information Sciences offers a M.S. degree in Computer
Science and a D.Sc. degree in Information Technology. The M.S. degree in Applied Information
Technology offered by the School of Emerging Technologies is affiliated with our department as well.
M.S. in Computer Science
With an M.S. in Computer Science from Towson University, you will meet the demands of the growing and changing field
of information technology. The program’s comprehensive curriculum will provide you
with a solid scientific and technical foundation for pursuing either doctoral work
or advanced positions in business, industry and government. Graduates find high-profile
jobs as software developers, web developers, computer security analysts and e-commerce
analysts. If you don’t have an academic background in computer science or a related
field, you can complete prerequisite course work in Computer Science and Mathematics.
M.S. in Applied Information Technology
Students can complete requirements for one of six graduate certificates and can take
an additional six graduate-level courses to complete the M.S. in Applied Information Technology. The AIT curriculum is designed to train students in the most current information
technology needs and practices. Its six certificates can be earned in a year, increasing
the marketability of students immediately. Students also can gain work experience
with information technology companies through a graduate assistantship program.
D.Sc. Information Technology
The Doctor of Science program in Information Technology offered by Towson University’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences in
collaboration with the Center of Applied Information Technology, prepares students
for academic, research, government and state of the art industry positions.
About half of our alumni are currently working as tenure-track assistant professors
or research scientists across the country and abroad.
The doctoral program requires 18 credits of course work, a qualifying examination
and a minimum of 24 credits of dissertation beyond a master’s program. Similar to
any other Ph.D. program in the country, doctoral students have to demonstrate research
capabilities and publish in reputed journals or conferences in order to graduate.