University of Massachusetts Amherst
College of Information and Computer Sciences

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Education for innovation.

Advance your career with a master's degree in computer science from one of the top computer science graduate programs in the nation. UMass Amherst's innovative, on-campus degree programs, including new concentrations in data science and security, will help you build the sought-after skills and knowledge you need to distinguish yourself in a highly competitive field. 


Education for innovation.

Advance your career with a master's degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Master’s of Science in Computer Science

At a Glance

On-campus program

Application deadlines
Spring 2017: October 1, 2016
Fall 2017: December 15, 2016
Credits: 30 credit hours
Completion time: Approx. 2 years. 
Tuition (2016-2017)
$22,519/yr. (out-of-state); $19,196/yr. (New England discount); $10,688/yr. (in-state)  


Internationally-renowned faculty are engaged in trail-blazing research in data science, security, artificial intelligence, digital health, and other areas of the field.



Career fairs, industry partnerships, and engaged alumni will help you find your next job opportunity. Our graduates are sought after by cutting-edge start-ups and industry giants like Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Uber.



Join a dynamic and diverse community of innovators and problem-solvers in one of America's best college towns. Hiking, biking, museums, music, theater, history, food, and farms -- you'll find all of this and more in the culturally-rich Amherst area.  



UMass Amherst is among the 100 "Best College Values" in a list of public colleges compiled by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, putting an academically rigorous master's degree from a top-ranked program within reach.

  • $102,000
    Median starting salary for computer science master’s degree graduates.
    Payscale (2016)
  • 17%
    Projected job growth in computer science related fields by 2024.
    Bureau of Labor and Statistics (2015)
  • > 50-60 %
    Demand for deep analytical talent in the U.S. could be 50 to 60 percent greater than its projected supply by 2018.
    McKinsey (2011)
  • 17:1
    17 job openings for each recent Massachusetts graduate with a computing or mathematics degree.
    Mass Tech Collaborative (2016)