- NIU Department of Computer Science
- Graduate Program
The Computer Science Department at Northern Illinois University offers a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. The degree consists of at least 31 graduate level credits. 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 see the program requirements for information for more information.