100% Online Master of Science in Computer Science

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 $22,000

  • Complete in as little as 1 Year, part-time

  • 8-Week Semesters

  • 6 Start Dates Per Year

  • No Prerequisites or Coding Experience

  • No GRE or GMAT Required

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Career Outlook

6 of the Top 10 “Best Jobs in America for 2022” are in Computer Science and Software Engineering Fields, including:

Java Developer

$107,099Avg Salary

Enterprise Architect

$144,997Avg Salary

Software Engineer

$116,638Avg Salary

Source: 50 Best Jobs in America for 2022, GlassDoor, 2022

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).

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.

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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

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