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Advance Your Technological Expertise

The Master of Science in Computer Science at City University of Seattle is designed to advance your knowledge and expertise in computer science and technology. This unique program offers the theoretical and the business knowledge you’ll need to propel your career forward.

Courses are available online so you can pursue your master’s in computer science while still working and maintaining your life.

This degree is typically completed in two years. A bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field qualifies you to apply to this program. If your bachelor’s degree is in a non-related field, ask our advisors about CityU’s Bridge-MSCS program that is specifically designed to help people transition into a tech career.

The Master of Science in Computer Science is a flexible, yet rigorous program with core curriculum designed by professionals who have worked in the field for more than 15 years. Courses include topics such as computer architecture, software engineering, software testing, information security, and managing technology projects.

If you are new to computer science, CityU offers a Bridge-MSCS program that will enable you to transition into this growing sector from nearly any discipline by completing select prerequisite courses.

Center for Information Assurance Education

City University of Seattle operates a special center whose mission is to conduct programs, courses, research, and consulting in information assurance. Learn more about the Center.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the Master of Science in Computer Science program, you’ll learn:

  • Activities used to produce and deliver quality code in a consistent manner
  • Code design and systems architecture requirements when building a compiler and interpreter
  • Concepts and programmatic challenges with cloud computing
  • Computer architecture and all components
  • Basic background in C++ programming
  • Tools and techniques for the testing and validation of software
  • Security implementations for digital networks, platforms, and applications
  • Ethical issues that arise in information security



Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


City University of Seattle is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1


Degree programs that fit your busy lifestyle. Faculty and staff that want you to succeed.


Expand your global perspectives in online and on-campus courses with students from all around the world.


Join the 50,000+ alumni who have graduated from City University of Seattle since 1973.