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. 

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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)  

Ground-breaking.

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

 

Career-focused.

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.

 

Engaging.

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.  

 

Affordable.

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)