Aug 18, 2022  
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog

Master of Science in Computer Science

Master of Science in Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science program is designed to provide students with advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills and with current competitive professional practices.



Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a degree in Master of Science in Computer Science should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the acquired skills in using the general computer-system development concepts and techniques have been mastered;
  • Apply technical concepts, methods, and models to select a proper operating system and computer architecture for developing real-world computer systems;
  • Communicate computer-system development concepts in a clear and competent manner, orally, and in writing;
  • Implement computer-system design principles (via creating the programming codes and testing the software, the system functionality, and interfaces) in creating a real-world computer system;
  • Following all stages of the computer-system development life cycle, apply the acquired knowledge and skills in developing a real-world computing system, demonstrating the readiness for working successfully in one’s chosen career.

Degree Requirements (36 Credits)

Required Core Courses (24 Credits)

For additional information about pre-requisites and admissions requirements, see information about the Computer Science department.


Computer Science Electives (12 Credits)