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Master of Science in Computer Science

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Master of Science in Computer Science

Ball State University

Accredited degree

Offered by Ball State University

No application required

Degree admission is entirely performance-based

$476 per credit

Benefit from affordable tuition and flexible payment options

100% online

Hands-on learning from anywhere, no travel required

Earn your Master's in Computer Science even if you do not have a computer science background.

This master’s degree from Ball State University makes a career in the growing field of computer science more attainable for all kinds of learners. It’s a program that could be right for you whether you have an educational background in computer science or not. You’ll start by taking courses in programming, data structures, and algorithms so that you have the foundational knowledge you need to succeed in your studies. Then you’ll learn applicable skills in innovative areas such as machine learning, data analytics, cybersecurity, and software engineering. And, you can apply the skills you learn the very next day in your current workplace.

You can gain acceptance into the program regardless of your educational background or professional experience. Complete three pathway courses with a cumulative 3.0 GPA and you’ll be accepted into the degree program.

What’s in this degree program?

No computer science background needed; foundational courses in computer science and programming provided.
36-credit master’s degree with 9 pathway credits, 12 core credits, 6 research credits, and 9 elective credits to tailor your learning experience.
Hands-on, applied knowledge through practical learning experiences and access to modern tech.
Focused support from a dedicated Student Success Specialist.
Career services include online resume builder, career coaching, and access to a global alumni network.
Offered by Ball State University, recognized for high-quality online education and faculty engagement.

Admissions Information

Enrollment is now open for Summer 2024!

  • Ball State's Master's in Computer Science Informational Webinar: April 18th. Register here!
  • Enrollment closes: May, 5 2024
  • Classes begin: May 13, 2024
  • Add/drop and final day to register is May 17, 2024

Enrollment is now open!

Start your Master's degree this Summer by enrolling today. If you're not ready, request more information.

Enroll today

Accredited degree

Offered by Ball State University

No application required

Degree admission is entirely performance-based

$476 per credit

Benefit from affordable tuition and flexible payment options

100% online

Hands-on learning from anywhere, no travel required

Accredited degree

Offered by Ball State University

No application required

Degree admission is entirely performance-based

Earn your Master's in Computer Science even if you do not have a computer science background.

This master’s degree from Ball State University makes a career in the growing field of computer science more attainable for all kinds of learners. It’s a program that could be right for you whether you have an educational background in computer science or not. You’ll start by taking courses in programming, data structures, and algorithms so that you have the foundational knowledge you need to succeed in your studies. Then you’ll learn applicable skills in innovative areas such as machine learning, data analytics, cybersecurity, and software engineering. And, you can apply the skills you learn the very next day in your current workplace.

You can gain acceptance into the program regardless of your educational background or professional experience. Complete three pathway courses with a cumulative 3.0 GPA and you’ll be accepted into the degree program.

What’s in this degree program?

No computer science background needed; foundational courses in computer science and programming provided.
36-credit master’s degree with 9 pathway credits, 12 core credits, 6 research credits, and 9 elective credits to tailor your learning experience.
Hands-on, applied knowledge through practical learning experiences and access to modern tech.
Focused support from a dedicated Student Success Specialist.
Career services include online resume builder, career coaching, and access to a global alumni network.
Offered by Ball State University, recognized for high-quality online education and faculty engagement.

Admissions Information

Enrollment is now open for Summer 2024!

  • Ball State's Master's in Computer Science Informational Webinar: April 18th. Register here!
  • Enrollment closes: May, 5 2024
  • Classes begin: May 13, 2024
  • Add/drop and final day to register is May 17, 2024
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No application required―start your computer science degree today

You can gain acceptance into Ball State’s Master of Science in Computer Science through performance-based admissions. No entrance exams, application fee, or transcripts are required. You will complete three 3-credit courses, and if you earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better, then you will be fully admitted into the program.

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Benefit from affordable tuition and flexible payment options

  • Less than $18,000 USD tuition total Competitively priced with the needs of the working adult learner in mind.
  • Pay-as-you-go tuition Tailor your educational journey with flexible payment options by paying per credit.
  • Financial aid opportunities Interested in exploring payment and financing opportunities? Find out more information on how to make this program fit your budget.

Earn credit before you enroll

When you complete these programs, you can earn college credit if you are admitted and enroll in the degree program.¹

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¹Each university determines the number of pre-approved prior learning credits that may count towards the degree requirements according to institutional policies.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Ball State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Learn more.

You’ll earn a reputable Ball State degree whether you’re taking classes in a physical or online classroom. Ball State’s online degrees carry the same weight as those earned on campus. Your diploma will not indicate whether you earned your degree online or on its Indiana campus.

This program is built for career switchers and learners of all educational backgrounds and career experiences. Whether you come from a computer science or programming background or not, the performance-based admissions simplify the road toward your career goals. If you can successfully complete three courses, you can earn admission to the Ball State master’s in computer science.