Computer Science

Degree:Master of Science (M.S.)
Major:Computer Science
Specializations:Computer Science (CS)
Database Systems (DB)
Software Engineering (SE)
Certificates:Data Science
Database Systems
Department:Department of Computer Science
Building 4, Room 223
(850) 474-3241
College:Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
CIP Code:11.0101
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 30

The Computer Science Department offers three specializations for the Master of Science: Computer Science (CS), Database Systems (DB), and Software Engineering (SE).

Numerous local and regional companies and governmental agencies employ computer science students.

The department annually awards several scholarships, fellowships, and out-of-state tuition waivers to new and returning students. The department also has limited opportunities for teaching/research assistantships for new and returning students. Please see the departmental website for additional information.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are used to assess the potential success of each applicant:

  • Submission of one of the following graduate admission tests:
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA
  • Undergraduate degree major
  • The applicant's motivation for pursuit of a Master of Science degree, extent of related work experience in the field, and future goals related to the attainment of a M.S. degree described in a letter of intent written by the applicant
  • Indication of the applicant's ability as reflected in three letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate an applicant's academic potential to succeed in a graduate program