Graduate - Computer Science

The Master of Science in computer science emphasizes continuing self-development of individuals currently engaged in science, technology and engineering-related fields and prepares those who have completed undergraduate majors in these fields for entry into a career in computing technology.


Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Engineering is an innovation front-runner in academics and research, and its programs emphasize creativity, entrepreneurship, business skills, communication, teamwork and research. The College of Engineering supports students in the pursuit of discovering new ways to tackle the problems of the world today. Through internship and co-op opportunities students will be involved in real projects and gain experience in the workforce before graduation.

Spring Application Deadlines:

Computer Science, M.S. - 01 November 2018

Program benefits:

  • VCU student from day one

College of Engineering

  • Computer Science, M.S.

VCU students have been emplyed by:

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Capital One
  • CIA
  • Dupont
  • IBM
  • Medtronic
  • NASA

Career opportunities

The field of computer science has experienced phenomenal growth over the past several decades and employment opportunities remain excellent. Computer scientists work in practically every aspect of the modern world — in business and manufacturing, aerospace and avionics, cryptography and telecommunications, bioinformatics and medical informatics, education, entertainment, data mining, cloud computing, and cyber security.

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