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Unlock rewarding career opportunities in the most sought-after fields of computer science with the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program at Northern Kentucky University. Our comprehensive curriculum, designed with input from industry leaders, equips you with cutting-edge skills and hands-on experience in high-demand and emerging domains such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and software engineering.

Whether you are a current computer science student, a professional seeking to enhance your qualifications or looking to break into the field, our MSCS program offers a flexible and accessible path to success. Thanks to a focus on practical applications, you will gain the expertise needed to tackle current and future real-world challenges and make an impact in the field.

Furthermore, the versatile structure of the program, the flexibility of its online and face-to-face courses, and the option to complete it in just one year enables you to fast-track your career growth without putting your life on hold.


In the MSCS program, you will learn to:

  • Design high-quality, scalable, maintainable, and extensible software systems

  • Apply industry-standard project management methodologies to plan, execute, and control IT projects 
  • Develop and deploy machine learning models for real-world applications 
  • Design and implement efficient and secure database systems, and perform database administration tasks

  • Develop and execute comprehensive plans to ensure software quality


Career Paths

As a MSCS graduate, you will be fully prepared for in-demand technology roles, such as:       

  • Software architect       
  • IT project manager      
  • Machine Learning engineer       
  • Database administrator     
  • Quality assurance specialist       
  • Cybersecurity analyst        
  • Cloud engineer

Program Contact Information

Dr. Nicholas Caporusso
Associate Professor
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.