Master of Science in Computer Science

Software Engineering Concentration

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Next Start – January 17, 2022. Apply by January 3, 2022.

Online MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering Concentration

No Comp-Sci Background? No Problem.

Learn the foundations of programming as well as the advanced skills needed to become an agile software engineer – NO prior computer science degree required.

If you have an aptitude for math and an interest in programming, Merrimack’s flexible bridge program could be a perfect fit. Merrimack’s industry-aligned program features:

  • 100% Online

  • All-in-One: Bootcamp + Master’s Degree

  • Competitive Tuition Under $20,000

  • Complete in 1 Year, Part-Time

  • 8-Week Semesters

  • 6 Start Dates Per Year

  • No Prerequisites or Coding Experience

  • No GRE or GMAT Required

Career Outlook

6 of the Top 10 “Best Jobs in America for 2021” are in Computer Science and Software Engineering fields, including:

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Java Developer
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Mobile Engineer
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Software Engineer

Massachusetts Average Salary Source: GlassDoor, 2021

Discover the Merrimack Difference

Software Engineering Concentration

Industry-Aligned Curriculum

Students develop industry-recognized skills and learn to write and deploy object-oriented software applications that are efficient, maintainable, and expandable across multiple languages (Java, Javascript, Python).

Core Curriculum (16 credits):
Foundations of Programming I & II
Algorithms and Discrete Structures I & II
Advanced Algorithms
Data Governance, Laws and Ethics
Master’s Capstone/Thesis

Software Engineering Concentration (16 credits):
Software Design and Documentation
Database Principles
Systems and Languages Survey
Advanced Programming Concepts

Bootcamp so you have the skills. Master’s Degree so you can have it all.

Learn the Foundational & Advanced Skills Top Companies Need

Merrimack’s thoughtfully-designed Master’s in Computer Science combines the efficiency of a Bootcamp coding program with the advanced skills and career opportunities from a full Master’s degree – all for a tuition under $20,000. Unlike many Bootcamp programs, Merrimack’s Master’s in Computer Science is a fully- accredited graduate program.

Already know some basic coding?
For students who already have basic programming skills, more time is spent on advanced algorithms and the capstone project with their advisor. You’ll meet one-on-one with an advisor to determine which foundational courses are right for you and which you can skip. There is no testing to determine eligibility.

Merrimack College Accolades

At Merrimack College, we’re proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally and spiritually — so that you may graduate as a confident, well-prepared citizen of the world.

  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #34 Best Regional Universities North
  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #41 Best Value Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #3 Most Innovative Schools
  • Money Magazine’s Best Colleges 2020
  • The Princeton Review 2021 Best Northeastern Regional College
  • Apple Inc., Apple Distinguished School

Yes! Tell me more about Merrimack’s MS in Computer Science