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ABOUT
About the M.S. in Computer Engineering

The Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering is a course of study intended to prepare individuals whose undergraduate background is in computer or electrical engineering for advanced professional work in the field and for further study leading to the doctorate.

Emphasis is placed on current state-of-the-art applications including parallel computing, image processing, VLSI design, sensing, robotics, mobile computing, automation and the like. 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.

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. For more information visit International Student Services.

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.