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.

We offer a "classroom in the cloud." It provides convenient options to students who are balancing careers, personal life, and academic goals. It enables students outside the metropolitan area to earn their MS degree from Marquette. It allows students to complete their courses and degree if they are out of the area on assignment or permanently relocated. Our online option is highly ranked in the US News Educational Ran kings of graduate programs.

We facilitate a career change for those without an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.

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