Careers and Outcomes

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Maximize your knowledge, advance your career

Be at the forefront of change and innovation.

A master's degree in computer science prepares you to solve complex problems in the digital world.

What does a computer scientist do?

Design apps and programs that people use every day. Protect against digital threats. Ensure networks and systems run without a hitch.

These are just a few examples. Your career options in computer science are endless.

Join a career field where you can shape the tech landscape and drive innovation.

Benefits of earning your master’s in computer science

Be set-up for lifelong success and thrive anywhere you go. A master's degree in computer science can help you:

  • Earn a higher salary: Qualify for promotions and upper-level roles in your field.
  • Specialize in a specific area: Do what you do best and certify your expertise.
  • Prepare for doctoral (PhD) studies: If your long-term goals are research or teaching at a college/university, a master's degree can help you take the next step. Build the credentials you need for successful admission into a PhD program.
  • Achieve a career milestone: Add an invaluable asset for your career and something you can take pride in.

Earn a master's degree in computer science

Employment and salary rates

When you enter the job market, you'll find a strong demand for your services.

Job placement


All of our graduates secure full-time employment within six months of graduating.
Median pay


Starting salaries will vary, but most CS professionals earn over six figures annually.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Earn your degree, launch a career

With a master's degree in computer science, you can take leading roles in a variety of careers.

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer/video game development
  • Database administrator
  • Data scientist
  • Mobile computer applications
  • Robotics engineering
  • Software developer
  • Software quality assurance
  • Web developer

Where do our graduates work?

You'll find former Bears everywhere, including these well-known places:

  • Amazon
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • The Boeing Company
  • Cerner Corporation
  • City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri
  • Facebook/Meta Platforms
  • FedEx
  • IBM
  • Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
  • Karmak
  • Koch Industries
  • Microsoft
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Sprint
  • Walmart Inc.

Earn a master's degree in computer science