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Master of Science in
Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science enhances cybersecurity careers in developing and maintaining secure networked systems.

About the Master of Science in Computer Science

Computer Science careers are on the rise in both public and private sectors worldwide, ranging in everything from research in artificial intelligence and machine learning to secure systems design to software development. A Master of Science in Computer Science from Embry‑Riddle prepares graduates to either begin or further advance their careers in the fields of technology and cybersecurity.

The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science’s (EECS) Industry Advisory Board ensures that curriculum and research activities are aligned with what’s going on in the software industry. The accelerated program is a cutting-edge degree in a dynamic, growing field.

Student Learning Outcomes

What you will learn while pursuing a Computer Science degree: 

  • Apply fundamental computer science professional practices to analyze, design and implement systems.
  • Apply knowledge of advanced topics in cybersecurity engineering and in computer science.
  • Communicate effectively on issues pertaining to computer science and cybersecurity.

Computer Science Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Computer Science master's graduates often secure positions such as:

  • AI researchers
  • Computer scientists
  • Cybersecurity consultants
  • Cybersecurity engineers
  • Digital forensics investigators
  • Machine learning engineers
  • Software engineers

Computer Science Salary Information

As of 2023, graduates with a degree in Computer Science receive competitive salaries, with an average income of $112,000 annually.


About Computer Science at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

About Computer Science at the Daytona Beach Campus

Housed in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department in the College of Engineering, the Master of Science in Computer Science prepares students to address challenges in the development of algorithms and data structures as well as maintaining secure operations and cybersecurity policy.

The Daytona Beach Campus is home to the Cybersecurity Engineering Laboratory (CybEL), a Real-Time Systems Laboratory, a Digital Systems Laboratory and a Software Development Laboratory, all of which offer students systems design and hands-on experience as it relates to cybersecurity attacks and corresponding mitigations, as well as software development and programming.

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates

Computer Science graduates may select one of two areas of concentration: 

  • Computer Science: 9 credits
  • Cybersecurity Engineering: 9 credits

Computer Science Information 

  • Credits: 30
  • Online or In-Person: In-Person
  • Thesis: Thesis & Graduate Research Project Options

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