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Masters in Computer Science, MS Degree Program

The Master’s Degree in Computer Science degree program 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.

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 MS 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 the International Center for Students and Scholars.

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 Merit Award

The University of Bridgeport offers a Merit Scholarship to help deserving students meet their financial obligations of pursuing a graduate degree.

(B) Graduate Assistantships, Research Assistantships, and Student Workers employment

Graduate Assistantships, Research Assistantships, and Student Workers employment are also available.