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Computing Master's Programs
Information Assurance and Cyber Defense; Big Data and Data Analytics; COSMIC (career change opportunity)
Master of Science in Computing Program Description
Marquette’s Master of Science in Computing program has been ranked 18th nationally in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 list of Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs. U.S. News ranked the schools based on five general categories, including student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation, and admissions selectivity.
The integrated practicum plan of study provides a unique opportunity for professional development. Practical assignments in a working enterprise enhance the “learn from doing” opportunity beyond the typical assigned exercises, case studies and student projects. Both domestic and international students are eligible for this option. Participation is subject to the availability of open positions and the qualifications of the student. Students must indicate a desire to participate in the integrated practicum on their application to the program. More information can be found in the Graduate School Bulletin.
Real Life Career Application with Flexible Class Options
Computing is a broad-based family of disciplines that includes computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, information systems and information technology. The computing master's program allows the student to pursue studies in any combination of these disciplines. Students may pursue the degree on a full-time or part-time basis with many courses offered in the evenings and online.
This program strives to meet the educational needs of present and future computing professionals interested in starting a career or updating their skills. Careers are in areas such as business and systems analysis, software engineering, project management, enterprise architecture, business process modeling and management, IT security, database design and administration, network design and administration, technology management and service management.
Change Your Career to Computing with COSMIC project
The COSMIC project (Career Change Opportunity, Start MS in Computing) prepares individuals with non-computing undergraduate degrees to be successful in Marquette University's M.S. in Computing program, allowing them to cross over to work in the computing field. COSMIC is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded* project. Scholarships are available to help academically talented, low-income students to participate in this project.
Visit the department web page for more detailed program information regarding the Master's in Computing program.
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Rolling admissions; apply any time before August 1 for fall term admissions (June 1 for international applicants) and December 15 for spring term admissions (October 15 for international applicants). These are the dates your applications must be complete and all required documentation must be received in the Graduate School.
However, applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based financial aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) should be aware of the merit-based financial aid deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School: fall term (August): February 15; spring term (January): November 15; summer term (May): April 15.
Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.
- A completed form and fee online
- Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette
- A statement of purpose outlining relevant work experience or education, career goals, possible areas of interest, and reasons for seeking admission to this program
- Three letters of reference from professors or professionals familiar with the applicant's abilities, academic work and/or professional background
- For students applying for merit-based financial aid: GRE scores (General test only)
- For international applicants: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency
For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), visit the departmental financial aid webpage. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.
*To be eligible for one of the COSMIC scholarships, prospective students must be U.S. citizens, or eligible non-citizens, and demonstrate financial need by submitting a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to Marquette.