Graduate programs in computer science can either be theory-focused or skills-focused. Theory is meant for students interested in research. Skills-focused is designed for students interested in a professional career in the field. University of Chicago’s Masters Program in Computer Science is highly skills-focused.
For a person interested in a computer science career it is important to select a program that focuses on a wide range of applied skills. The MPCS curriculum represents a realistic balance between the foundation courses and the applied courses. We are always adding new and innovative courses to keep up with the fast-paced world of IT, including courses in Software Engineering, Big Data, Data Analytics, High Performance Computing, Information Security, Mobile Application Development, Web Development and Cloud Computing.
The courses, projects, tech talks and student organizations are all designed to truly develop what is needed to succeed in the workplace. Employers are interested in demonstrated knowledge and skills. Our program helps you meet the needs of the workforce, no matter your background, by developing hard computer science skills with an advanced education degree.