Master of Science in Computer Science

Become an expert in data science and cybersecurity through Missouri S&T's computer science graduate programs. S&T is the only university in Missouri accredited as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Research. Learn from the best! 

This graduate program offers emphasis areas in cybersecurity and data science. Cybersecurity is a multi-disciplinary study dedicated to improving the security, reliability and survivability of the nation’s infrastructure. Data science is the study of processes, algorithms, and systems to discover patterns and insights for industrial applications from cybersecurity to healthcare.

Thesis and non-thesis options available.  A total of 31 credit hours of coursework (includes 1 hr. seminar course) is required to complete this degree. For students interested in the thesis option, six of the total credit hours must be in research.


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline
  • Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0
  • GRE V ≥ 144; GRE Q ≥ 155, and GRE WR > 4.0
  • International requirement: TOEFL ≥ 80 or IELTS ≥ 6.5, satisfactory completion of an approved English language Institute program. 


Doctorate Degree in Computer Science

Please contact the academic department for details on the distance doctorate program. Email or call 573-341-4491.

Graduate Certificates

Your Pathway to a Graduate Degree

Start earning college credit toward a graduate degree. The GRE is not required to enter a certificate program, and credit earned may be applied toward your master’s degree.*


Computer Science Graduate Certificate Programs

*restrictions may apply

Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. Check with the academic department for program specific details and requirements. Learn more about the certificate to master's program.

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Missouri S&T Online Education

Sylvia Skouby, Associate Director for Online Admissions

Phone: 573-341-6903

Computer Science

Dr. Ricardo Morales
Assistant Teaching Professor
Computer Science

340 Computer Science Bldg.
500 W. 15th St.
Rolla, MO 65409-0350
Phone: 573-341-6350