Accelerated M.S. in Applied Computer Science

On-campus Program—Finish in 16 Months

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Earn an M.S. in Applied Computer Science in 1.5 years at CSUF

The Accelerated Master’s in Applied Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton prepares graduates for successful careers as app developers and other computer science-related fields. All classes are held on our campus in Southern California. 

  • Fast-tracked curriculum: Adapt to the quickly-evolving advancements in technology at the pace expected in the computer science industry.
  • Affordable classes: cost per unit is $1,000 plus campus fees, making this a cost-effective way to advance in one of the best careers in the United States and around the world.
  • Support and preparation: Learn from experienced faculty in the classroom and industry leaders on your capstone project. We also provide employment workshops and career preparation throughout the program.
  • STEM Designated Program: Graduates are eligible for Optional Practical Training in the United States after graduation.
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CSUF Accelerated M.S. in Applied Computer Science At a Glance:

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Areas of study: Software design and architecture, databases, algorithms, security, artificial intelligence and machine learning, hands-on large-scale Web and mobile application development using modern computing technologies 

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Number of courses: 10 Courses (30 units)

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Program Length: 16 months


Cost: $1,000 per unit plus mandatory campus fees (fees are subject to change at any time during the program)

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Ideal for: Those who pursue the career path for application developer, software architect, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, data engineering, or security engineer; those who want to enhance their knowledge and skills of modern computing technologies

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Program Format: On campus (Fullerton, California)

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