M.S. in Computer Science

  • M.S.
  • Graduate
  • On Campus
  • Computer Science

Prepare for a successful career in one of the economy’s fastest-growing industries—be a leader in today's high-tech world.

Program Details

  • Next Start Date:  June 28, 2024
  • Est. Program Length:  2 years
  • Credit Hours:  36
  • Course Length:  7 and 14 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:  $664

Why Study Computer Science at Rivier?

In a world driven by technology there has never been more of a demand for computer science professionals with a strong foundation in the areas of information technology, software development, web and database development.

Our courses are led by experts in the field working in global corporations, computing research laboratories, and technology industries. Their research and work experience ensure that your education is on top of current industry trends and emerging technologies.

In this program you will:

  • Master theory and application of computing and quantitative research
  • Develop a broad understanding of the social and cultural significance of mathematics and computers in our society

Get Ready for the World

Our programs successfully combine theory with practical experience, giving our graduates an edge in meeting the demands of the high-tech workplace.

On campus, you will find dedicated Academic Computer Center laboratories and electronic classrooms. Lab and classroom computers provide programming development environments for C++, Java, Perl, Scheme, and Prolog, among other languages. Students also have access to specialty software packages for computer graphics, architecture simulation, software engineering, networking technologies, and intelligent systems.

Degree Concentrations

Focus on what matters most for your career and matches your interests—we offer four concentration areas:

  • Information Technology
  • Software Development
  • Web and Database Development
  • Or, Design Your Own Concentration

Everything I learned at Rivier prepared me for my career at Kronos—from C and Java programming, learning about the software development cycle, SQL scripts, database table creation, data modeling, team collaboration, and presentation skills.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

An M.S. in Computer Science will help you to advance your career in the field of computing across a range of industries. Combining advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills, and valid professional practices, graduates of the program assume active roles in the research, development, production, and management of computing environments.

Potential Job Roles

  • Data and systems analysts
  • Programmers
  • Software developers
  • Quality assurance professionals
  • Network administrators
  • Integrated systems designers
  • Information technology managers


Computer Science professionals work in a variety of industries:

  • Healthcare
  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Government
  • Tech

I am proud of our graduates, most notably those who have published their research summary reports in various academic journals and presented at international and national conferences.

Take the Next Steps

Advance Your Career

As a graduate student at Rivier, you will get access to the extensive network of our faculty, alumni, and peers. Our dedicated advisors also provide assistance with career planning and job search.


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Prepare to be a leader in today's high-tech world.