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Master of Science in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science offers a Master of Science degree program in Computer Science with three concentrations:

  • Artificial Intelligence in Data Science: Designed for students who seek both the breadth and depth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies. Provides both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experiences to design and develop AI/ML systems to work in human environments.
  • Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics: Designed for students to learn and develop the knowledge and skills that allow them to secure and defend digital information systems, and fast respond to the cybersecurity incidents to help organizations with their investigation and remediation actions and prevent future incidents. Provides hands-on experiences to fight cybercriminals, and avoid devastating financial and reputation losses caused by data and information breaches in public and private sectors.
  • Game Design: Designed for students seeking careers in the video game industry. Provides students with a deep understanding of the theory and practice of game design, how both AAA and indie sectors of the video game world operate, and skills and knowledge needed to become a successful professional in the field.

The Master of Science in Computer Science degree program consists of 30 graduate hours, including:

  • Core requirements (12 credit hours):taken by all the program candidates
  • Concentration requirements (12 credit hours):taken by all program candidates who seek the corresponding concentration
  • Elective requirements (6 credit hours): selected from a group of elective courses

For a complete look at our program requirements, please see our University Catalog.

The academic record and work experience of each applicant will be evaluated to determine whether additional prerequisite course work is required. Students may transfer credits for courses taken at another institution. Courses requested to be transferred will be reviewed by the departmental graduate committee for approval following the University guidelines for graduate credit transfer.

For more information, please contact Dr. Mengkun Yang, the Advisor/Coordinator of Computer Science Graduate Program at or at 859-622-1923.

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