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Online Master's in Computer Science

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An MS Program Customized for You

One-on-One Development

Small Class Sizes

Expert Faculty

Learn More Today

Complete the form to learn more about Adelphi’s programs. An enrollment counselor will reach out to you to discuss coursework, financial aid and more.

  • Duration 1-2 years
  • Cost per Credit $935
  • Credit Hours 30

Program Benefits

  • $60 Application Fee
  • Heavy Focus on Cybersecurity
  • Direct Access to Faculty Members

Earn a Master’s Degree in Computer Science in Just One Year

With small class sizes and an experienced, expert faculty, the MS in Computer Science is an online, 30-credit program individually tailored to help students develop the skills they need to excel in their careers.

You will also have access to Adelphi’s award-winning Center for Career and Professional Development, whose counselors can support you in your career search.


Full- or Part-Time

30-credit program

Finish in Just 1 Year

An advanced, personalized online degree program, The MS in Computer Science (MSCS) provides students with the proper tools to forward their career in computer science and cybersecurity.

Our online program approach offers students direct access to the faculty members who developed and teach the courses. Class sizes are small, providing personal attention and making learning impactful.

Course sampling:

Students will learn by combining a theoretical foundation with practical use of commonly used techniques, methods and tools, about digital forensics. Topics include digital evidence collection, as well as evidence analysis and reporting. Students will also address legal and ethical implications of using forensic methods.

Students will learn how to incorporate security considerations into the software development lifecycle by studying conceptual modeling techniques and applying them to model threats facing computer software.

Admissions Requirements

Earn your MS in Computer Science degree online from Adelphi University. Submit your application today.

DegreeUndergraduate degree in computer science (or closely related discipline) with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Candidates who have not completed the required undergraduate degree, but who can demonstrate proficiency in computer programming (up to intermediate level), data structures, databases, and algorithms will also be considered.
TranscriptsOfficial college transcripts, A final transcript that states bachelor’s degree was earned from an accredited four-year institution
Online application formApply Now, Application Fee: $60, Application fee waiver for all military personnel/veterans/those who attend one of our graduate open-house events

Apply now to earn your MS online from Adelphi University. Choose from two annual start dates and take one step closer to career advancement.

Tuition & Aid

At Adelphi University, we know that pursuit of an advanced degree is a major investment in your time and money. We are dedicated to providing a personalized education at an affordable rate.

Below, you will find information about:

  • Tuition benefits for active duty military, veterans and their families
  • Financial aid
  • Affordable payment plan options

Tuition and fees listed below are applicable to Adelphi’s online MS in Computer Science. The total tuition cost is an estimate based on the current cost per credit hour. Tuition and fees are subject to change. For general information about tuition and fees for on-campus programs, please visit the Student Financial Services Tuition and Fees page.

Cost per credit hour$935
Total number of credit hours30
Total estimated cost, minus fees$28,050
Additional fees, if applicableApplication fee and books

Military Students

An application fee waiver is available to all military personnel and veterans. To learn more about this and other benefits for servicemembers please visit our veterans and military resource page here.

Financial Aid Opportunities

When you apply to Adelphi University, we suggest you fill out the FAFSA® as soon as possible. Adelphi’s FAFSA® number is 002666.

In addition to FAFSA® and any financial aid Adelphi University can offer, we encourage you to search for tuition assistance from your employer, grants or scholarships. You can also speak with an Adelphi enrollment counselor at any time to explore your options by calling 855.476.7985. Find out more about financial aid.

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Career Opportunities in the Computer Science Industry

The computer science field is not only filled with opportunities—it’s also becoming one of the most popular industries to work in. As a field, computer science is projected to grow by 15% by 20291, a faster growth rate than any other occupation.

With an online MS in Computer Science degree, you stand out from the competition. As an online student, you will have access to comprehensive support through our Center for Career and Professional Development. Our team of career educators can prepare you for professional success through services like Handshake, recruitment programs and job fairs.

  • Earn 26%2 more than those with a bachelor’s degree
  • Increased job opportunities
  • Strong foundational skills to work in various industries

Robust Career Services

As an online student, you will have access to comprehensive support through our Center for Career and Professional Development. Our team of career educators can prepare you for professional success through services like Handshake, recruitment programs and job fairs.

Top Careers in the Field

Software Developer $105,000 per year2

Web Developer $69,000 per year2

UX Designer $74,000 per year2

Mobile App Developer $69,000 per year2

IT Project Manager $142,000 per year2

Information Security Analyst $98,000 per year2

Systems Architect $109,000 per year2

AI Engineer $144,000 per year2

Computer Hardware Engineer $114,000 per year2

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You’ll Learn

  • Plan, design, implement and test computer programs and applications.
  • Make effective use of a variety of operating systems, programming languages and software tools.
  • Prepare a substantial technical document describing the project work done.

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Communicate more effectively, in writing and verbally
  • Learn to work with an interdisciplinary team
  • Manage resources and time more effectively
  • Improved critical thinking

Faculty Spotlight

Kees Leune

Kees Leune, Associate Professor, Mathematics and COmputer Science, College of Arts and Sciences, Information Security Officer, Information Security, Information technology

Dr. Leune’s primary research interests revolve around different aspects of cybersecurity and online privacy. His research is grounded in access control theory, information security management and conceptual modeling. His main focus is on defensive cybersecurity, including incident prevention and incident management.


  • Ph.D., Tilburg University, The Netherlands (2007)
  • Doctorandus (M.Sc. equivalent), Tilburg University, The Netherlands (1997)


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA)

Online Study at Adelphi University

By enrolling in Adelphi University’s online programs, you’re gaining access to a team of supportive faculty and top-notch student services. Online study at Adelphi includes:

A flexible, asynchronous format

Full-time and part-time options for most programs

A collaborative and diverse learning experience

An experienced and caring faculty

24/7 IT Support

Explore the Online Experience

Answers to Common Questions

We do accept transfer credits, which can help reduce your total tuition as well as the time you will have to spend earning your degree. To learn more, review the details of the program you want to enroll in on the program overview page.

For a list of all programs, visit the view online programs page.

You can start the FAFSA® form. Adelphi University’s FAFSA® code is 002666.

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  • Academic Excellence
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Community and Collaboration
  • Global Awareness and Diversity
  • Respect for the Individual
  • Truth and Integrity

Our mission is to transform the lives of all students by creating a distinctive environment of intellectual rigor, research, creativity and deep community engagement across four core areas of focus: arts and humanities, STEM and social sciences, the professions and health and wellness.

Once your application file is complete, you can expect to be notified in 2–4 weeks.


  1. “Computer and Information Research Scientists,” Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved March 3, 2023 from
  2. “Should I Get a Master’s Degree?” Career Outlook. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved March 3, 2023 from