With a master's degree in computer science from Towson University, 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. The computer science master’s provides a broad degree with an overview of all major applications.

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Depending upon your personal interests and career goals, you can customize your master’s degree in computer science by choosing from one of three tracks.

  • Software Engineering Track — the design, implementation and support of software programs.
  • Computer Security Track the design, implementation and support of protect data security.
  • E-Commerce Track the design, implementation and support of software and systems for secure transactions on the Internet.
  • Data Science Track — recommended for students interested in data mining and big data analytics

View admission and degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

For additional information, contact Dr. Michael McGuire, , Graduate Program Director.



With three concentrations to choose from and a thesis option, the computer science program offers flexibility and variety. Whether you're a full-time student or a part-time working professional, you can complete course work through convenient late afternoon, evening and summer classes.

Beyond the Classroom

Putting Your Skills to Work

Computer science students put their knowledge and skills to work outside of the classroom in the wide variety of opportunities the program offers. Graduate assistantships are available in the department as well as internships with local employers and organizations. Throughout the academic year, the computer science department organizes numerous conferences and seminars, giving graduate students a chance to share their skills and make connections with local employers and industry leaders.