LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to a combined bachelor’s/master’s program and obtain both a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. in applied computer science within an accelerated time frame.
Software Engineers start out at an average of $63,928 in the Grand Rapids, MI area according to Salary.com. The median annual wage for computer science and information systems managers was $139,220 in 2017 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $83,860 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $208,000. The job outlook for computer science and information systems professionals is faster than most occupations, with an expected increase in 17 percent 2014-2024. Applied computer science graduates from Grand Valley often hold the following job titles:
Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to a combined bachelor’s/master’s program and obtain both a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. in applied computer science within an accelerated time frame. Students admitted to this program will count up to 12 credits of graduate work in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the undergraduate degree. After completing 120 credits and all requirements for the bachelor’s degree, students are awarded a bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 21 graduate credits must be completed after the 120 credits of the bachelor’s degree. All other master’s degree requirements must be met, including a graduate capstone. Visit the online catalog for course offerings and degree requirements for this program.
Students will normally apply directly to the School of Computing and Information Systems for the combined B.S./M.S. program during their second academic year. Application requirements include:
Admission decisions will be made by the school admissions committee based on the student’s previous academic success in CIS, as indicated by GPA and grades in the foundation computer sciences courses, as well as potential success in the graduate program, as indicated by the letters of recommendation, and the student’s letter of intent. Decisions will normally be communicated to students within four weeks of submitting a complete application to the combined degree program. Visit the online catalog for admission requirements for this program.
For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the costs portion of the GVSU Financial Aid website. For financial support, scholarship search, and filing for FAFSA, please visit the GVSU Financial Support website.
Note: Grand Valley does not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency. Tuition is based on the program in which you chose to enroll.