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Computer Science

Our Program

The 30 credit hour online master's program in computer science (CS) is a concentration packed in our Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE/MS) degree. This program was created for professionals who wish to build a competitive edge in a wide variety of industries. As a student in this program, you will focus heavily on computer science and computational topics and technical knowledge. We offer both thesis and non-thesis options.

You'll learn from the same renowned faculty who teach on campus at Purdue and graduate with an MSE/MS. We offer both thesis and non-thesis options.

Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is consistently ranked in the top ten programs by US News and World Report.

Computer Science online master's students will be able to choose from a course menu featuring classes in: 

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Computational Science and Engineering
Databases Data Mining
Distributed Systems Graphics and Visualization

Online Plan of Study Details

The MSE/MS master's program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load. For planning purposes, an example POS for the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Computational Engineering degree is available, as well as an extensive course menu that lists classes available over the next several years.

Go to the CS concentration requirements page or view a sample plan of study.


You must already hold an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program or one with equivalent standards. You must apply and be admitted to Purdue Online Learning-College of Engineering. More information about admissions can be found by visiting the program's admissions page.


Go to the Interdisciplinary Engineering application requirements page or APPLY NOW!

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