MS in Computer Science


Welcome to City University of Seattle’s Technology Institute.

CityU has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 in Best Online Graduate Information Technology Programs.

It is an exciting time to be involved in the information technology industry. Businesses utilizing technology to compete in today’s marketplace seek leaders with information systems and computer science proficiencies. At CityU’s Technology Institute, our administration and industry professionals create programs and degrees that are thought-provoking and push the boundaries of our field. Our faculty engage our students in an academic environment that encourages success, and each program offers the flexibility for working professionals to earn their graduate degrees without interrupting their careers.

About the Program

The Master of Science in Computer Science program enables students to broaden and build on abilities brought to the program to develop a broad base of competency and depth of study in the field of computer science beyond the undergraduate level. The program provides graduates with experience in acquiring and applying knowledge, tools and techniques to significant projects, and studies through a Capstone experience.

The depth-of-study sequence provides the student with the opportunity to delve deeply into a three-course study of information security. This depth allows the student to develop significant expertise.

The Capstone is one course wherein the students apply what they have learned in the program in the form of a thesis or a project completed under the guidance of an instructor. Students choose their own Capstone based on their interests and course work. They then complete research and development tasks appropriate to the project or thesis. Finally, they present their results both in a written format and in a presentation where they demonstrate their mastery of the subject.

The MS in Computer Science program outcomes can be found here.

Program Faculty

Sam Chung, Ph.D.


Clifton Howell, Ph.D.

Associate Faculty

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