Master’s Degree in Computer Science
Master of Science in Computer Science Program Summary
Masters of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) is designed to contribute to the high demand of computer scientists nationally, regionally, and internationally. The program provides the balance of advanced theory and practical computing knowledge and skills necessary to prepare its graduate for professional practice, research and/or for continuation into an online PhD program. The online computer science master’s degree program culminates with thesis writing through which student develop their ability to perform independent investigation of recent advances and present the result in a written document.
The master’s program in computer science in the Philippines includes courses on computer programming, data structures and algorithms, theory of automata and formal languages, design and analysis of algorithms, and many more. Students also have the option to specialize in either computer science theory or cybersecurity. This program offers students plenty of opportunities to explore new approaches to solving computing problems and adapting technologies to new applications.
Master’s degree in Computer Science Primary Objectives
OEd PostGrad’s Master of Science in Computer Science is one of the Philippines’ top courses for tech professionals who want to enrich their knowledge and further their careers in the industry. The program is designed to immerse enrollees in advanced topics and challenge them to apply new technologies to solve complex challenges.
The primary objectives of the Master’s program are:
- To enhance the knowledge and skills of Computer Science professionals to allow them to design and implement software solutions to various problems and advance their careers.
- To cultivate their research skills to prepare them and/or help them be accepted into a PhD program in Computer Science through which they can further contribute to the industry.
- To cultivate professionals with strong ethics, communication skills, and collaboration skills who can lead in their specialization of computer science for the advancement of society.
- To instill an attitude of life-long learning to produce graduates who can adapt to and apply technological developments to modern problems.
OEd PostGrad’s Master’s Degree in Computer Science program aims to produce globally competitive graduates in the Philippines with the right skills, knowledge, and attitudes to contribute to technological developments. We have designed a comprehensive curriculum that develops enrollees’ theoretical and practical capabilities.
By the end of their three- to five-year program, the Computer Science alumni shall:
a. gain advanced computer science knowledge and skills and specialize in computer science theory or cybersecurity;
b. have gained substantial capabilities allowing them to enter their desired field or advance their career whether in computer hardware engineering, software development, machine learning, data analysis, computer systems analysis, computer network architecture, and so on;
c. have a strong understanding of professional ethics, regulations in the field, and the cultural and environmental impacts of technological advancements; and,
d. demonstrate global competitiveness and the ability to adapt to new developments and best practices.
Master of Science in Computer Science FAQs
Yes, with OEd PostGrad, it is possible to get a Master’s degree in Computer Science without setting foot on our campus. Our online courses are accredited by the CHED and offer a challenging curriculum with the same number of credits earned as traditional courses. However, our online course offers greater flexibility for working professionals.
Our MSCS program is designed to be completed in two years. However, students may take up to five years to complete the course, depending on their schedule and learning pace.
Absolutely! A Master of Science in Computer Science in the Philippines is bound to open numerous opportunities. Postgraduate degrees typically help professionals qualify for higher positions and higher wages. Furthermore, an MA qualifies you to PhD programs, which can help further advance your education and career.
Although both fields deal with computers, there is a major difference between IT and computer science. A Master in Information Technology deals with the management of computers and networks of an organization. Meanwhile, an MS in Computer Science focuses more on the design of computers and computer software.
This course deals with advanced subject matter that requires pre-requisite knowledge of computer systems and computer programming. So, a BS in Computer Science or a related course is recommended. Non-CS or IT graduates are welcome to apply but they are expected to have foundational knowledge either through professional experience or pre-requisite courses.