MNAS Computer Science Emphasis

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Synergize your studies

Take computing into new domains.

This one-of-a-kind program lets you pair computer science with another subject to create a unique master's degree.

Why earn the Master of Natural and Applied Science (MNAS) degree at Missouri State?


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  • Forge new connections – Use computer science in other academic fields. Get the best from both.
  • Refresh your interface – Gain high-level knowledge of data structures, algorithms, mining and other relevant CS topics.
  • Enjoy low costs, high quality – MSU has affordable tuition and a proven track record for success.
  • Suitable for any background – Whether you're an expert coder or novice user, this program can fit your needs. Discover how computer science is useful in other academic fields.
About the MNAS program

Design your own science degree

What makes the Master of Natural and Applied Science (MNAS) unique? Flexibility.

You pair one science area (like computer science) with another area.

Your second choice can be a traditional science/STEM area like physics, biology, math, etc. Or, select a non-science area like education, business or media.

You'll have a personalized degree program that fits your academic and career goals.

Degree options: Finish in two years or sooner

You can make computer science the primary or secondary emphasis for your MNAS degree.

Complete your degree on the best path for you:

Degree option
Finish in two years if you already have your bachelor's degree.
Degree option
Begin your graduate studies while you finish your bachelor’s degree. Reach the finish line, sooner.
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Possible careers with an MNAS degree

Ready to broaden your horizons?

Combine your mastery of computer science with another high-level topic.

When you graduate, you'll be competitive for computing-related careers such as:

  • Analyst
  • Application programmer
  • Database developer
  • Software engineer
  • Web developer

For more information

Visit the Master of Natural and Applied Science (MNAS) website or contact:

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