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Computer Science Graduate Study at NIU

Computer Science Graduate Study at NIU

The Computer Science Department at Northern Illinois University offers a Master's Degree in Computer Science. The degree consists of at least 11 graduate level courses. 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.