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Student Experience

Student Success


Our professional advisors work with you to ensure your success in our online program,  providing the information and resources you will need at every step of your academic career. The CICS Advising team can answer questions about degree requirements, course schedules, and other aspects of student life.  



The CICS Careers team provides personalized career coaching to help you on your journey to a rewarding career in computing. Whether you’re looking for an internship or a full-time job, the CICS Careers team can help you find your path, discover employers, ace your coding interview, and more. 



You will be joining a vibrant, diverse community of students, faculty, and staff who value community and connection. Our Office of Diversity and Community Development supports inclusivity, respect, and equity in all aspects of our work. Students are empowered to form organizations to explore their passions and encouraged to attend our virtual seminars and distinguished lectures.

Student Voices 


Kshiti Mehta

"The CICS master's program prepared me for the workforce by connecting me with great professors and students and instilling in me the confidence to explore my horizons. Not only did the program provide me with engaging and rich opportunities, but it also inspired me to work towards bigger and greater things."

Kshiti Mehta, ‘21MS

Karishma Jain

"Being a student who graduated in a pandemic year, I can say that the CICS master's program has been a holistic and enriching experience. It has helped me excel in my professional career while aiding me take care of my mental health."


Karishma Jain, ‘20MS

Career Outlook

  • $112,000
    Median starting salary for computer science master’s degree graduates.
    Source: CICS Careers First Destination Survey
  • 4x job growth
    The number of computer science jobs will grow 15% by 2029, compared with 4% average for all occupations.
    Bureau of Labor and Statistics (2019)
  • > 67%
    Two-thirds of all new jobs in STEM are in computing
  • 9:1
    9 job openings for each computer science graduate