Become a Software Development Leader

Online Master in Computer Science (MSCS)

Ranked #8 in the nation for “Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs” in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report.

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MSCS Overview

The Online M.S. in Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology offers you a curriculum aligned with high-demand areas such as software development, web programming, mobile systems and applications, cloud computing, human-computer interaction, and enterprise software design.

  • Java, Python, and C++

  • Enterprise software design and engineering

  • Mobile application development and cloud computing

  • Agile development methods

  • Algorithm design and testing

Quick Facts

Next Start date: January 24, 2022


  • 30 Credit Hours
  • 10 Courses
  • 100% Online




Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs by U.S. News & World Report (2020)

In U.S.

Top 25

Among the Top 25 STEM colleges by Forbes (2018)



21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning by The U.S. Distance Learning Association

In Nation


Among "top colleges with the highest paid graduates" in PayScale's 2020-21 College Salary Report

In N.J.


Best School of Engineering & Science Graduate Programs by U.S. News & World Report (2022)


Below are Traditional and Advanced course sequences for the M.S. in Computer Science program. Students will engage in coursework on the following topics to develop skills as software development leaders and high-quality coders. The MSCS program consists of 30 credit hours, with 10 courses, and is 100% online.

Career Outlook

Prospective Occupations for MSCS Graduates

Software Developers1,500,000 $107,000
Information Security Analysts137,000 $99,700
Computer and Information Systems Managers461,000 $146,000
Computer and Information Research Scientists35,000 $123,000
Computer Systems Analyst627,000 $91,000
Network Administrators368,000 $83,000
Web Developers186,000 $70,000

Source: Emsi Labor Market Data, 2021

MSCS Alumni Have gone on to be employed at the folloWing organizations:

  • Amazon

  • Bank of America

  • Facebook

  • Google

  • IBM

  • JP Morgan


  • Bachelor’s degree

    Minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited institution. Degree required to begin program; completion not required at time of application.

  • Academic Transcripts

    You may submit unofficial transcripts during the application process. After admission, you will be required to submit official transcripts.

  • Two letters of recommendation

    Faculty members and/or professional colleagues.


    Required for international students.

  • Statement of Purpose

    Optional, but strongly recommended.

  • Resume

    Optional, but strongly recommended.


Due to the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on testing centers around the world, Stevens has made the following accommodations available to all students for the fall 2021 admissions cycle:

  • TOEFL/IELTS/DUOLINGO: Affected applicants may submit Duolingo English Test (DET) results in lieu of TOEFL/IELTS exam results.



Per Credit (30 Credits)


Application Fee - Fee waivers available


Enrollment Deposit

Financial Aid

* Tuition is based on the Fall 2021 tuition rate effective September 2021. Tuition and fees are subject to change annually.


TermEarly SubmitPriority SubmitFinal SubmitStart of Classes
$250 Deposit Waiver* and Application Fee Waiver Available.Application Fee Waiver Available and Early Application Review.
Spring 2022October 11, 2021November 22, 2021January 10, 2022January 24, 2022
TermSpring 2022
Early Submit$250 Deposit Waiver* and Application Fee Waiver Available.October 11, 2021
Priority SubmitApplication Fee Waiver Available and Early Application Review.November 22, 2021
Final SubmitJanuary 10, 2022
Start of ClassesJanuary 24, 2022

* Applicants who apply by the early submit deadline and are admitted may be eligible for a $250 deposit waiver. Applicants who receive education assistance from employers or other tuition discounts are not eligible. Other eligibility conditions may apply.

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Our faculty includes five National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER winners as well as researchers who consult with companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, Bell Labs and other top industry firms.

Giuseppe Ateniese

Giuseppe Ateniese

Farber Chair Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Computer Science

David Naumann

David Naumann


Susanne Wetzel

Susanne Wetzel


Sandeep Bhatt

Sandeep Bhatt

Teaching Professor

Eduardo Bonelli

Eduardo Bonelli

Teaching Professor

Samantha Kleinberg

Samantha Kleinberg

Associate Professor

“Ever since I completed my bachelor’s degree 14 years ago, I always wanted to go back to school to complete my master’s degree. I’m very happy that I found the StevensOnline program. It gives me the flexibility to learn at my pace, and the Canvas tool provides a very good way to access lecture notes, videos, assignments, quizzes and grades—all in one place.”

Syed Kamal

2019 Online M.S. in Computer Science Graduate


GRE/GMAT Requirements Temporarily Waived