California State University Channel Islands Master of Science in Computer Science provides students education in technology theory and practical application. The program prepares students for careers in high-tech, computer and internet-driven industries and businesses. The faculty are interdisciplinary, dynamic and innovative professionals trained in latest technologies such as cloud computing, algorithms, robotics, data analysis, cyber security, and artificial intelligence. Students are given a strong background in Computer Science and Mathematics, as well as practical skills necessary to develop industrial-grade systems as well as to conduct independent applied and theoretical research.

Designed for working professionals, classes are offered during evenings based on schedule availability.


At a Glance

  • Area of study: MS Computer Science
  • Ideal for: Working adults who want to advance their careers and need flexibility and convenience
  • Location: Camarillo Campus
  • Program format: In-person, weekday evenings
  • Number of courses: 11 plus thesis
  • Program length: 2.5 years approximately
  • Fees: $525 (Subject to change at any time. Textbooks not included.)
  • Financial Assistance: Federal Loans and other options

After graduation, I accepted a position as application architect at County of Ventura and currently transitioned to work for a Fortune 500 company. I believe the MS Computer Science program played a critical role in my career and I was able to contribute to government and now private sector.

Subha Krishnan, Alumna

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