The Computer Science Department at Northern Illinois University offers a Master's Degree in Computer Science. The degree consists of at least 10 graduate level courses and a comprehensive examination. For qualifying students, a Thesis option is available.
The department's curriculum reflects a useful balance between theory and practice. Many, if not most, courses involve substantial programming or design assignments. At the same time, the theoretical and intellectual content necessary for a deep understanding of concepts and a basis for future acquisition of new knowledge and skills are not neglected. The nature of the field demands that students be prepared for self-learning once they have graduated and are in the workplace or conducting research.
Please explore the materials accessible on this section of the Web site to learn more about Computer Science at NIU.
Areas of Emphasis including requirments for each area of emphasis and details on which semesters each course will be offered. (Note: the Web Services area is currently available and will appear as described in the 2010-2011 catalog.)