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Our Most Adaptable Master’s Program in Computer Science, Ideal for Working Professionals

We know you’re busy; options are important. With incredible demand for advanced computing skills across virtually every industry, now is an excellent time to pursue a computer science master’s degree and assure that your career is on this upward trajectory.

With our professional-track Master of Science in computer science, you determine the format best for you as you choose courses each semester–100% online, in-person, or a combination of both. 

Your benefits include:

    • UWM is known nationally as a leader in online education;  the online computer science courses are identical to in-person courses and are taught by the same top-tier faculty.
    • Choose the most convenient instruction method for you and your schedule.
    • You can complete your 31-credit degree in as few as 24 months, depending upon when you begin.
    • No thesis required.
    • For admission you need only meet UWM Graduate School requirements and have knowledge of computer programming equivalent to our introductory or intermediate undergraduate CS coursework.
    • Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. The 2020-2021 academic year tuition fee for one 3-credit course is $2,799 ($933/credit).

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The Numbers Don’t Lie: CS is In Demand

    • 21% Growth: That’s the prediction by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for growth in demand for software developers from 2018-2028–more than four times the national average.
    • Graduates of UWM’s computer science master’s program have blazed trails across Wisconsin and beyond. You’ll find our graduates at industry leaders, including FIS, Google, Intel, Northwestern Mutual, and Rockwell Automation, to name a few. And did you know that Microsoft’s CEO is a graduate of UWM’s Master’s Program in Computer Science?!
    • Application developer, software developer, cloud support engineer . . . . these are but a few of the roles of our alumni.

Build Your Program the Way You Want it

Choose a breadth of coursework across computer science or focus on one or two areas in depth, while building on a solid foundation with a deeper understanding that will serve you well.

Areas of strength include:

    • Artificial intelligence, including predictive analytics
    • Software development and evaluation
    • Image processing and analytics
    • Data mining
    • Natural language processing
    • Domain-specific programming languages and computational geometry

Admission Requirements

An applicant must meet UWM Graduate School requirements to be considered for admission. Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

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Details About the Program

Learn more about specific coursework and other details.

Connect with the College of Engineering Graduate Student Representative

Get your specific questions about the CS program answered by our experts.

Advising Office: ceas-graduate@uwm.edu or 414-229-7267

Faculty Advisor: ceas-csgpr@uwm.edu

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For more general Graduate School questions.