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The Master of Science in Computer Science provides students with the knowledge and skills of a variety of advanced computer science skills required to solve real world scenarios faced in the computing industry.

The MSCS program has a STEM designated CIP code, so F-1 visa students may qualify for the 17-month Optional Practical Training extension. For more information see

Career Paths

The Master of Science in Computer Science gives students the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge of current computer-related experiences. Careers in this field include advanced positions such as: Computing Specialist, Software Developer, Software Engineer, and Integration Engineer.

Program Contact Information

Dr. Maureen Doyle
Chair, Department of Computer Science
Director of MS in Computer Science Program



Whatever your career focus, you can gain valuable on-the-job experience in an internship or co-op arranged through NKU Career Services.

NKU students are gaining professional experience with area businesses such as Duke Energy, Fidelity Investments, The Cincinnati Reds, Hewlett-Packard, Kroger, Procter & Gamble and The Cincinnati Bengals.