Program Overview

Master of Science in Computer Science at West Chester University provides access to the ever-growing professional opportunities available in the fields of Computer Science through education and state-of-the-art technology. The master's degree curriculum provides students with broad foundation courses in computer science, with the option for specialized study in Information Systems, Information Assurance, or Web Technology through selection of electives. The program also offers standalone graduate certificates in the same areas of specialization. Housed within the College of Sciences & Mathematics, our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and faculty experts. Our program is ideal for students who want to pursue employment directly out of WCU, and for those seeking a doctoral degree.



Information Systems

This 12-credit graduate certificate takes a broad look at information systems, including software engineering, security, and administration.

Information Assurance

This 12-credit graduate certificate focuses on the protection of information systems and risk management. Coursework includes operating systems, software engineering, system administration and security, and wireless programming and security.

Web Technology

This 12-credit graduate certificate is designed to give a specialization in web technology in areas including user interface, network data and communication, and wireless programming and security.


Program Highlights

  • Undergraduate B.S. in Computer Science program is accredited by the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission

  • Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  • Membership in Pennsylvania Association of Computer & Information Science Educators (PACISE)

  • Faculty experts

  • State-of-the-art facilities

  • Affordable tuition

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Personalized faculty advisors

  • Opportunities for collaborative research and presentation


What can I do with this degree?

Our graduates hold many position across the technology sector including:

  • System Administrator
  • Software Engineer
  • Network Specialist
  • Security Solutions Engineer
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Principal Software Engineer
  • Senior Development Engineer & Architect
  • Vice President of Emerging Technologies

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