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What Can You Do With a Computer Science Degree?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that career opportunities in computer science, cybersecurity and information technology fields will continue to grow at a faster than average rate through 2031, adding thousands of high-paying jobs.

Our graduates have also advanced to leadership positions at major companies like USAA, Microsoft and TCP Software. Several have also started their own companies.

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Why Earn My Computer Science Master’s Degree at Angelo State?

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Flexible Program

All you need is a bachelor’s degree to get started, though you will need to complete leveling courses if your degree is not in computer science. You can also choose a Thesis Option designed for students preparing for additional graduate studies in computer science - or a Non-Thesis Option designed for students looking to start or advance their career in computer science fields.

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Research Opportunities

Students selecting the Thesis Option can complete their thesis research in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science or software engineering. Students in the Non-Thesis Option can complete the required CS 6399 course by conducting a semester-long project under faculty guidance. Either way, you gain valuable practical experience that will be an advantage when applying for a job or further graduate studies.

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Available Internships

If you would like to add an internship to your degree plan, paid internship opportunities are available on campus in our ASU Regional Security Operations Center and Texas DIR Data Center, and off-campus internships are also available. On-campus students can work part time in our computer labs or IT Department - and we can also help our distance education (online) students set up internships in their home area.

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  • Committed to Your Success

    Whether you’re pursuing a master’s degree, doctoral degree or certificate/certification, you have access to all the services in our College of Graduate Studies and Research. You’ll find information and resources for everything from registering for classes and writing a thesis – to available graduate/teaching assistantships and graduate research opportunities.