Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Graduate Program


The Computer and Information Sciences Department offers a Masters degree in computer science through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). We also offer advanced certificate programs in Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis, Biomedical Informatics, and
Financial Computing.

GSAS Admissions

Masters in Computer Science

Blending the analytical, practical and theoretical, the Master's program in Computer Science begins with a solid foundation in computing, information and systems. Students work closely with a faculty in such specialties as communication and networks, telecommunication network design, object-oriented databases for large systems, artificial intelligence, data mining, cybersecurity, bioinformatics, information retrieval systems, and the design and analysis of algorithms.

New York City's status as the world's financial capital, media hub and major center of the software and website development industry provides graduates of this program with wide-ranging career opportunities, often facilitated by internships during the course of study. Research facilities include the Informatics & Data Mining Lab, the Wireless Sensor Data Mining Lab, the Networking Lab, and the Robotics & Computer Vision Lab as well as an 88-core high-performance computing cluster and other state of the art equipment and software. GSAS Computer Science classes are held, with minor exceptions, at the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. Most classes start after 4 p.m. for the convenience of those who work.

Admission: Students with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and an undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0 are eligible to apply. Students without adequate previous coursework in Computer Science may be admitted but required to take additional credits for the degree. For more information, please check Graduate Admissions Frequently Asked Questions.

Requirements: The Master's Degree requires 30 credits of coursework beyond the bachelor's degree or 24 credits of coursework and six credits of thesis research. Core courses include Foundations of Computer Science, Computer Language Theory, Computer Elements & Architecture, and Database Systems. Electives include courses in Internet and Web Programming, Bioinformatics, Cluster Computing and Data Mining. A B-average (3.0) must be maintained in courses taken for the Master's degree. For more information about course requirements, check the detailed MSCS degree requirements.

For more information about this M.S. program, contact:

Dr. Robert Moniot
Department Chair
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Phone: (718) 817-5280
Dr. Yanjun Li
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Phone: (718) 817-0505
or call the CIS Department at: (718) 817-4480

For more information about Master's programs, or for information about the application process, go to GSAS Master's Programs.


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