David Stern

"Marquette's computing program gave me exactly what I needed to advance to the next level in my career. It was one of the best choices I have ever made."

David A. Stern
Grad '11
Principal engineer technologist GWS-IT
Johnson Controls — Building Efficiency Group, Milwaukee

The mission of the program is to prepare the IT leaders of tomorrow. We produce critical thinkers who have a solid understanding of fundamental concepts and theory enabling them to continually expand and apply their foundational knowledge to ever-changing technologies and practices. By offering a wide range of courses, flexible structure, personalized attention, and a choice of career focus, we provide opportunities to individuals with vastly differing backgrounds and goals.

Data Science to the MAX

Online or on campus we offer more than a dozen courses providing the knowledge and skills of data science. Plus we provide an opportunity to participate in a $40 Million institute dedicated to improving data science through education and research.


Data Bases
Advanced Databases
Data Warehousing

Data Mining

Business Intelligence
Business Analytics
Advanced Data Science
Data at Scale
Ethics of Data Science
Parallel and Distributed Sys

Applied Linear Alg
Mathematical Stats


Classroom in the Cloud

In 2019, as a result of our distance learning option, the MS in Computing program has been designated as the #11 online MS program by US NEWS. The distance learning options we offer enable students outside the metropolitan area to earn their MS degree from Marquette. For students in the area, distance learning gives you the flexibility to continue working on your degree during out of town assignments or after a relocation.

Career Change

We facilitate career change for those without an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. See more about this option here.

Integrated CPT while you study

We have a novel curriculum path called the Integrated Practicum that allows you to simultaneously attend graduate school while starting a career and receiving financial assistance.

Program Options

COSMIC: Career change - start the MS degree with no formal CS background
Five-year Program - get a jump start on a MS degree
Coursework only or Thesis
Online or On Campus

Information Assurance and Cyber Defense
Big Data and Data Analytics


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Summer Research Experience

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science hosts a Summer Research Experience (REU) for Undergraduates. This program provides undergraduates with an intensive, faculty-mentored, summer research experience in the areas of applied mathematics, high-performance computing, statistics, ubiquitous systems and mathematics education. Learn more