Master of Science in Computer Science

Become an innovative problem solver in today’s tech industry.

  • School
    School of Engineering | Graduate School
  • Credits
    30 credits
  • Format
    Online, asynchronous & synchronous sessions
  • Enrollment
    Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Tuition

About the Program

Vanderbilt’s #1 ranked Online Master of Science in Computer Science program is designed to give students the fundamental knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to become successful problem solvers in today’s tech industry. The program emphasizes the application of computer science and software engineering concepts while also covering a breadth of technical subject areas. Through interdisciplinary exploration and collaborative projects, students will gain a breadth of technical subject area knowledge as well as hands-on experience with current technology trends.

Designed and taught by renowned faculty who stay on top of current trends, the program empowers students to explore areas of interest under direct guidance from their advisers, plus conduct research or collaborate on projects. As a student in the program, you will become part of a motivated community who is influencing change and addressing important societal issues.

Facts & Stats

  • #1 Best Online Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Fortune Education 2022 Rankings
  • #13 U.S. News & World Report 2023 rankings of National Universities

Key Takeaways

  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • Learn online in live, weekly classes
  • Gain firsthand exposure to the latest developments in the field
  • Implement new solutions and ways of thinking in communities around the world
  • Engage with faculty and other students to conduct your own research from a range of topics
  • Network with diverse classmates across the country and connect with them during an on-campus immersion
  • No GRE required for admission

Who Should Enroll?

The Online Master of Science in Computer Science program is ideal for creative, problem-solving innovators who desire to change the world and make a real impact. Students in our online M.S. CS program have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field and obtain the skills needed to remain competitive in today’s career landscape. Whether you want to develop technical career skills or pivot into a new role, this degree equips you with the right combination of courses that will prepare you for success.

Students will emerge from this program as experts who understand cutting-edge technologies, enabling organizations to reach new heights that were previously unimaginable.