M.S. Degree in Computer Science Program Details
The Master’s Degree in Computer Science is intended to prepare individuals with a strong mathematical, scientific, or technical background for entry into the computer science field at an advanced level and for further study leading to the doctorate.
Customized study plans to allow receiving the Computer Engineering M.S. degree while pursuing either the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering or the Ed.D. degree in Education are available. Doctoral students in these two programs should consult their respective doctoral advisors to work on their individualized plans.
Admission to the program requires an undergraduate background that includes elementary physics, calculus sequence, linear algebra, and the following fundamental course work in computer science:
- Programming Languages and Techniques
- Data Structures
- Digital Design
- Discrete Structures
- Computer Organization
- Probability and Statistics
Please refer to the General Admissions Information for detail requirements.
Please refer to the Graduate Studies Division Catalog for course details of the concentration areas.
Stem and OPT
The M.S. degrees offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport are classified by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees. Therefore, all International Students who earn an M.S. degree are eligible for twelve (12) months of OPT (Optional Practical Training) and at the end of the twelve months of OPT, the student and the company the student works for, can apply for an extension of seventeen (17) additional months of work, as long as the company is an E-verify company. In summary, a graduate with an M.S. degree can work under OPT in the U.S.A. for a total of twenty-nine (29) months.
Financial Stipends and Scholarships
The following Financial Stipends and Scholarships are available for qualified student applicants. For more information, please refer to Tuition and Financial Aid.
(A) Graduate Scholarship Program
The University of Bridgeport launched a new graduate scholarship program to help deserving students meet the financial obligations of pursuing higher education. For more information, please refer to Graduate Scholarship Program.
(B) Graduate Assistantships, Research Assistantships and Student Workers employment
Graduate Assistantships, Research Assistantships and Student Workers employment are also available for qualified students. For more information, please refer to On Campus Jobs.