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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

Student Experience

What’s it like to earn a Master of Science in Computer Science degree while learning on Coursera?

The program is designed with the adult learner and working professional in mind. You will complete your coursework through the Coursera online learning platform. Courses are asynchronous, meaning you can complete them at a pace that fits into your daily routine without worrying about being late to class.

You’ll learn from skilled professors—many are current or experienced professionals—who take the time to get to know your career goals and help you achieve them. You’ll also be assigned a dedicated Ball State Student Success Specialist who will work with you from registration through graduation.

No technical experience is required prior to starting the program. This program is built for learners of all educational backgrounds and career experiences. Whether you’re working in an entry-level position and want to advance your career, or you want to change careers entirely, this program will help you achieve your goals. 

After this program, you’ll be able to: 

  1. Apply algorithmic and programming techniques to acquire, transform, analyze, and manipulate data 

  2. Demonstrate the use of standard large-scale data processing software and systems

  3. Demonstrate development skills and proficiency in the security of systems and applications such as email, networking, database, and operating systems 

  4. Review/grade all life-cycle deliverables and test projects to ensure requirements are satisfied  

  5. Apply techniques to improve software development processes and products, and identify trade-offs in the decision-making process 

  6. Report the current research progress for specific CS domains and recognize the value of life-long learning in computer science

  7. Communicate effectively, both in oral and written format, and collaborate in a team setting.