The objective of the computer science program leading to the Master of Science degree is to provide students advanced skills and knowledge in planning, design, implementation, testing and management of computer systems and applications. These skills form good foundations for doctoral study, research or teaching in computer science, and are necessary for dealing with problems encountered in various computer applications in business, industry, and governmental agencies for those holding related technical or managerial positions.
The active research areas in the Department of Computer Science include 3D HCI, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation, Biomedical Signal Processing, Communication Networks, Computer and Parallel Architecture, Computer Graphics, Game Design, Computer System Engineering, Computer Vision, Data Mining, Evolutionary Computation, Flexible Query Processing, Haptics, Heuristic Search, Image/Video Processing, Intelligent Systems, Knowledge Based Systems, Knowledge Discovery, Multimedia Databases, Neural Systems, Neural Networks, Robotics, Scientific and Information Visualization, Soft Computing, Virtual Reality, Vision, and Wireless Networks.
The Department of Computer Science now offers a path through the Computer Science M.S. degree program by taking only evening classes. More information.
Professional Science Master's (PSM) Health Informatics
This groundbreaking curriculum, developed in collaboration between the College of Computing and Informatics and the College of Health and Human Services, is designed to help meet the demand for innovative health information technology professionals who are urgently needed to address the mounting challenges facing the health care industry.
The PSM degree differs from a traditional master’s program; it is interdisciplinary in its approach and considered the MBA for science and technology. In addition to integrating the sciences of health and informatics, the PSM includes business “soft skills” that health care industry leaders are demanding - project management, communications skills, teamwork, etc. A real-world capstone project will place students in the labs and in the workplace laboring directly with industry leaders. This will result in more well-rounded graduates and position them to improve the quality of health care, reduce medical errors and costs, and transform healthcare as it is known in the Charlotte region and beyond.
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Professional Science Master's (PSM) Data Science and Business Analytics
This innovative curriculum is a collaborative effort between the College of Computing and Informatics and the Belk College of Business. It is an interdisciplinary program at the intersection of business, computer and information sciencs, statistics, and operations research
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Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology
The Dual Degree in Architecture and Computer Science/Information Technology is a two-year curriculum with tightly integrated coursework, research, and faculty. Upon completion of the curriculum, students will receive both a Master of Architecture III degree and a Master of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology. The premise of the dual degree program is that design has become increasingly important to computer scientists and at the same time computation has become important to designers. This program is a unique curriculum that systematically combines the strength and insights of these disciplines. The curriculum integrates computer science/SIS students, and architecture students working collaboratively on tasks that challenge both fields. Early in the curriculum, the cohorts with architecture background and those with computing background will be taking courses to provide basic competency in a new discipline.
More information is available at Design+Comp Charlotte.