MS Computer Science & Information Systems

Karl Ricanek with students in the Biometrics Lab

What can you do with a Computer Science Degree?

There are many fields that you can work in after obtaining a degree in computer science, including:

In order to develop a deeper understanding of a specific field, a master's degree is recommended and can open up many job opportunities.

What is the average salary for those with a Computer Science Degree?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2015 Median Pay of Computer and Information Research Scientists was $110,620 per year in 2015.  Similar occupations include Computer Network Architects with a median salary of $100,240, and Computer Programmers with a 2015 median salary of $79,530.

BLS also reported that the employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

Masters of Science in Computer Science & Information Systems

The Master of Science in Computer Science & Information Systems is an intensive interdisciplinary graduate program. With faculty from the Cameron School of Business and the College of Arts & Sciences, the MSCSIS degree is aimed at preparing the student to take on leadership roles in the development and implementation of computer and information systems. With a 96% placement rate for graduates, the MSCSIS degree enables professionals to obtain a rewarding career in the technology field of your choice.

Why should I consider UNCW's M.S. Computer Science & Information Systems Program?

Advance Your Career

Our graduates are employed by major companies across varying sectors including AT&T, Corning, Credit Suisse, Deloitte & Touche, EMC, GE Hitatchi, IBM and more. The 2016-2017 College Salary Report by ranked Computer Science Graduate Degrees as #6 Highest Paying Graduate Degree by Salary Potential with early career pay of $118,000.

UNCW - Expert Faculty Combining Business and Technology

The uniqueness of the MS CSIS program merges faculty from two different disciplines to give you the technology, science and business skills you need to thrive in the global economy. Experienced professionals and undergraduates from both disciplines will enable significant classroom sharing of real world and theoretical knowledge. In addition, Cameron School of Business is ranked as a Top 294 Business School for 2017 by The Princeton Review, and is fully accredited by the AACSB.