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  • Master’s in Computer Science

    The Master of Science in Computer Science program is designed for students who have completed their undergraduate in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems or similar program and who seek to enhance their theoretical, analytical and practical skills through a solid foundation in computing, information and systems.  Achieving an M.S. degree in Computer Science provides career opportunities in computer, financial, healthcare, media/telecom, defense, entertainment, retail, real estate, education, government, and non-profit industries/entities. The 36-credit program is offered at the New Rochelle and Bronx Campuses.

    Graduates will be qualified for employment as a technology manager, application developer, security specialist, database administrator, web developer, software engineer and systems analyst in private, government and non-profit sectors. 

    According to The New York State Department of Labor, there were 185,000 online job ads for Information Technology workers in April 2014, compared to 138,000 last year. The IT Job Postings in New York State have increased by 74% since April 2010, and the state ranks first in year-over-year percentage change. 

    This Fact Sheet provides detailed information on Monroe's Master's of Computer Science degree program.

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  • Foundation Courses

    New students may be required to take additional foundation courses that were not completed during their undergraduate studies in computer science. These Foundation classes are offered either online or on campus. The campus classes are offered during a weekend, either before the semester begins or early in the semester. Your admissions counselor will advise you as to which classes you may be required to take. There is a separate tuition for Foundation classes.

  • Foundation Courses Descriptions

    Foundation classes associated with the M.S. in Computer Science include:

    KG 580 - Foundations Graduate Research and Critical Analysis (1)

    This interdisciplinary foundation course is required for all students enrolled in the King Graduate School. Graduate study on the master’s level demands specialized research, writing, and time management skills; therefore the objective of this seminar is to strengthen skills in academic writing and a thorough understanding of the research process.  The following topics and concepts are covered: the writing process; the thesis statement; appropriate organization of written work; finding, selecting, reading, and evaluating scholarly sources; use of APA style for citations and bibliography; and discovering, narrowing and focusing a research topic. To further understand the process of conducting primary/original research, students participate in a group primary research activity.

    Prerequisite: None.

    KG 583 - Foundations Statistics (1)

    This foundation workshop covers concepts in Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, Probability, and OLS estimates (trend line with intercept and slop).  The objective of the workshop is to strengthen skills in abstract thinking, critical analysis, and forecasting.  Topics include implementation of basic statistical applications, probability outcomes of experiments and events, graphing of linear equations, correlation, regression, and sample testing.

    Prerequisite: None.

    Professional Experience Track

    The King Graduate School offers a Professional Experience Track for students enrolled in a KGS program who need additional professional work experience to supplement their academic program.

    Enrollment in this track is made at the discretion of the admissions committee and/or Dean of the King Graduate School and is based on a review of the student’s work experience. Students may pursue this track and a concentration of their choice.

    Students in the Professional Experience Track are required to enroll in and complete at least two 1-credit internship courses beginning within the first two semesters of graduate study. Each internship opportunity must be approved in advance by the Dean of the King Graduate School and the Office of Career Services as an appropriate match for the student’s academic program.

    Professional Experience Track 1-credit internship courses include: KG-698, KG-690, KG-691, KG-692, KG-693, KG-694, KG-695, KG-696, and KG-697.

    Internship Courses

    KG 689 - 697 - Internship I - Internship VIIII(1)
    This internship course provides students with an opportunity to combine academic study with valuable industry experience in their desired career track. Students enrolled in this internship course work in an approved industry setting under the mentorship of a faculty member. Students apply theory to practice, gain managerial experience, enhance their resumes, clarify career goals, and make contact with potential employers.