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Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology


Are you interested in gaming, social computing or virtual reality? Do you think of yourself as a creative problem-solver – or maybe you’re interested in building on the skills and knowledge you accrued in your bachelor’s degree to increase your career potential and job outlook?

Whatever your reasons, earning a Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology from Winston-Salem State University will prepare you to advance your career or find an exciting career as a game designer, cybersecurity expert or health researcher. In fact, 98% of our computer science degree graduates find employment or enter a doctoral program within six months of graduation.

Computer Science degree options at Winston-Salem State University

For select WSSU Computer Science majors who are considering a master’s in Computer Science degree, we offer a 5-year B.S.-M.S. track. Earn your B.S. degree in Computer Science or Information Technology and, with one additional year of graduate study, complete your M.S. degree in Computer Science 

and Information Technology as well — saving yourself money and a year of study.

We also offer a Certificate in Data Analysis and a Certificate in Computer Programming for students who have a bachelor’s degree in any field and want to work in the health care, computer science, business or computer programming fields.


Earn Your Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology at Winston-Salem State University

When you major in Computer Science and Information technology at WSSU, you’ll enjoy a world-class educational experience that teaches you how to apply the latest theories in computer science and IT to real-world scenarios through experiential learning. Learn firsthand why WSSU ranks among the best schools for computer science in the region!

Get hands-on experience in computer science and information technology

As a Computer Science major at WSSU, you’ll get exclusive access to internships and industry-shadowing opportunities with prestigious organizations around North Carolina. You’ll graduate with a resume rich in the advanced training and meaningful experience that employers value.

A degree in computer science and information technology with community

Our Computer Science majors in both our undergraduate and master’s programs build enduring relationships with each other and faculty members that last well beyond graduation. You can also make lasting personal and professional connections and collaborate with other Computer Science majors in WSSU’s Association for Computing Machinery.

Highly experienced Computer Science degree faculty

Take advantage of our small student-to-faculty ratio to work alongside distinguished faculty members who are committed to creating a student-centered learning environment. Our faculty mentors help us remain one of the best schools for computer science.


What You Can Do With Your Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology

Computer scientists and IT professionals are in high demand in almost every industry, especially as organizations and educational facilities continue to embrace remote work and learning. As a Computer Science major at WSSU, you’ll graduate from a program that boasts a 98% employment and graduate school acceptance rate — ensuring that you have the best chances of finding your ideal job or position.

Earning your master’s degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from WSSU will help you stand out when applying for doctoral Computer Science degrees to continue honing your skills and increasing your earning potential.

When you major in Computer Science and Information Technology at WSSU, you’ll be prepared to work in a diverse variety of jobs, including:

Career outlook for Computer Science majors

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for computer and information research scientists is predicted to grow 22% over the next decade, more than double the average for other occupational fields.


Explore Classes for the Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology

When you major in Computer Science and Information Technology at WSSU, you build on the knowledge you acquired in your bachelor’s program and master new skills that will help you stand out on the job market and in your career. Topics you’ll study include operating systems, software engineering and computer networks.

Here are some of the courses that make us one of the best schools for Computer Science in North Carolina:

View the full master’s degree in Computer Science and Information Technology program requirements and course catalog.


Your Experience as a Computer Science Major at Winston-Salem State

Student Life at WSSU

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Support and Resources Available to You

As a Computer Science major at WSSU, you’ll be welcomed into our ever-growing “Ramily” of students, faculty and alumni who have chosen to invest in their education and in promoting social justice in their communities. If you want to learn more about why we remain among the best schools for Computer Science, explore student life at WSSU or check out one of our many Black Greek Letter Organizations.

When you choose to major in Computer Science at Winston-Salem State University, you choose to invest in your future. We in turn invest in supporting you on your journey to earning a degree in Computer Science and Information Technology. We offer several generous scholarships, as well as university-wide funding you may be eligible for. View more general financial aid information.

As a vital member of our Ramily, you’ll benefit from the continuing support and attention of our extraordinary team of Academic Career Counselors, as well as access to Career Development Services and Student Success Technologies to ensure you succeed from your first day to well beyond graduation day.

Learn more about the Department of Computer Science

Take the Next Step

Major in Computer Science and Information Technology at Winston-Salem State University and choose to discover your strengths and grow stronger. Choose to join one of the best schools for Computer Science in the region. Choose to pursue your passions and always stay curious.

Choose to #BeTheNext great computer scientist, IT expert or software engineer.

The faculty at WSSU continually instilled in me the importance of growth and progression and urged me to challenge myself to step outside of my comfort zone and reach my full potential.

Keon A., MS in Computer Science and Information Technology

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