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Computer Science Graduate Programs

A dynamic combination of creativity and technical knowledge, computer science is a highly valued commodity in today’s job market. The Tandy School of Computer Science at The University of Tulsa provides students with a broad base of knowledge in computing and equips students for opportunities in industry, government, or academia.

Overview

The Tandy School of Computer Science offers the following graduate degrees: Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science, M.S. in Cyber Security, and Ph.D. in Computer Science. The Tandy School is led by an energetic faculty committed to excellence in teaching and research at all levels. Undergraduates and graduate students alike enjoy personalized attention in classes and advising. The Tandy experience for graduate students combines research, education and service along a path of professional, technical and leadership development. The school maintains a world class reputation in strategic areas of study for computer science, including cyber security, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and bioinformatics.

The M.S. in Computer Science prepares students for careers in computing and beyond. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Science prepares students for careers in research. Graduates of these programs have gone onto successful careers in academia, industry and government service.

Cyber security skills are in high demand, yet supply is lacking. Industry estimates that over a million cyber security jobs worldwide remain unfilled, with more than 200,000 of those in the United States. Graduates of TU’s M.S. in Cyber Security are well equipped to meet the demand and serve in intellectually stimulating and personally rewarding roles that strengthen national and global security. Graduates of the program master the theory, concepts, and techniques of information assurance and network defense in real-world environments. The M.S. in Cyber Security program serves students with backgrounds in computer science as well as other disciplines.

M.S. and Ph.D. students in the Tandy School of Computer Science are engaged in many interesting and high-impact research projects. As a consequence, they enjoy opportunities at conferences and meetings to network and interact with other professionals in their field. Graduate students not only build expertise in their specialty area, they also develop essential professional and leadership skills. An emphasis on team-oriented scholarly research and individualized advising creates an environment conducive to cultivating skills in scholarly writing and presentation, grantsmanship, project and team management, teaching, and student mentorship. This approach provides a foundation for career success as a graduate from the program.


Degree Options

 

Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Track, M.S

Prepares students for careers in a wide range of industries. Students take advanced courses in theory and applications.


Computer Science, Non-Thesis Option, M.S.

Prepares students for careers in a wide range of industries. Students take advanced courses in theory and applications.


Computer Science, Thesis Option, M.S.

Allows students to obtain a breadth of knowledge in computer science by taking advanced courses in theory, application and current research.


Cyber Security, Non-Thesis Option, M.S.

Provides student with a comprehensive understanding of the foundational concepts of Cyber Security with a non-thesis option.


Cyber Security, Thesis Option, M.S.

Provides student with a comprehensive understanding of the foundational concepts of Cyber Security with a thesis option.


Computer Science, J.D./M.S.

Highly motivated students can earn a Juris Doctor and a master’s degree in less than four years.


Computer Science, M.B.A./M.S.

Motivated students can earn dual master’s degrees in less than four years.


Computer Science, Ph.D.

Obtain a depth of knowledge in an area of interest by focusing on courses in that area, conducting independent research and producing scholarly work.

Professional Opportunities

  • Software Engineer
  • Game Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Security Architect
  • Research Scientist
  • Professor