Purdue to Offer Master of Computer Science Degree

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A new program at Purdue University's Department of Computer Science will allow students to obtain a Master of Computer Science degree in one year. The university says the program is open to professionals whose undergraduate degree may not have been in computer science.

The degree concentrates on information security and courses will begin this summer. Randy Bond, assistant head of the Department of Computer Science, says the program is appropriate for professionals with programming experience acquired during their professional career, those who earned a computer science minor as an undergraduate or recent undergraduates with a computing major. 

Purdue says the concentration will "provide students with the skills to implement security features on traditional computer systems and networks, plus a variety of devices, including mobile phones, airplanes, cars and point-of-sale machines."

Students will complete two gateway courses, six computer science courses and two electives, for a total of 30 credit hours. Students are anticipated to graduate in 12 months. The gateway courses are meant to give students a "refresher" to prepare for the other courses.

There is no online option for the degree. Click here for more information.

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