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The applied computer science graduate program is a hybrid of computer science and information systems, and incorporates topics from both disciplines, providing flexibility in tailoring a graduate degree.
Computing professionals who want to take their expertise or career to the next level can take advantage of Grand Valley's highly-credentialed and well-connected faculty.
Classes for graduate students in this major meet downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.Format:
The M.S. in applied computer science curriculum includes content areas for depth of study, electives for breadth, and a capstone project/thesis. Specialization in content areas include:
Computer science professionals are in demand regionally and nationwide. According to 2020 EMSI data, job opportunities are projected to grow 11% in West Michigan and 8% in the U.S. by 2024. These jobs include:
The M.S. in Applied Computer Science degree at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job postings in computing.
Source: EMSI, 2020
Deadline for fall semester is July 1; winter is November 1; and spring/summer is April 1. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University. Please visit gvsu.edu/gradapply/.
STARTING FALL 2020
Additional requirements can be found here.
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