Master of Science in Computer Science - Software Development

Marist College

Earn Your Graduate Degree in Computer Science - Software Development

The primary goal of the MS in Computer Science - Software Development is to prepare students for the challenges faced by professionals in this rapidly changing field. Students may select from a broad base of advanced courses in software design and development, systems programming, database design and programming, computer architecture, distributed systems, artificial intelligence, game design and programming, web technology, networking, and computer graphics.

5 Distinctions of the Marist MS in Computer Science - Software Development Program:

Students can begin either in fall or spring semester and study full- or part-time. Courses are held at Marist's Poughkeepsie campus. Some classes are also available online.

Marist is the first graduate institution to acquire zEnterprise machines.

Marist is a New York State Center of Excellence in Cloud Computing and Business Analytics.

Marist's excellent name recognition enhances employment and internship opportunities through the College's Career Services Office.

Merit Scholarships and Corporate and Organizational Partnerships are available to help reduce tuition costs.

Upon graduation, students in the program will have acquired the advanced education and experience necessary to embark upon a career, or advance their current career, in computer science. The program is particularly relevant for people currently working or seeking jobs as application programmers, database designers, network specialists, or systems developers in industry, government, or education. Graduates are also well prepared to pursue doctoral study.

The department is committed to maintaining a quality program consistent with the overall mission of the College and the ever-changing demands of the profession.

Some of the Careers Available to Graduates of this Program


Network Specialist

Systems Analyst


Project Manager

Application Programmer

Systems Programmer

Software Developer

Software Engineer

Marist's Hancock Technology Center

This 57,000-square-foot facility overlooking the Hudson River has been designed to help fulfill the Marist goal of infusing information technology into all of its academic disciplines. The School of Computer Science and Mathematics is housed in this building as well as many of the existing regional and global technology initiatives for which Marist has earned a leadership reputation, including the Center for Collaborative and On-Demand Computing, the Open Source Development Lab, the Institute for Data Center Professionals, the IBM-Marist Joint Study Project, zEnterprise machine lab, and the New York State Center of Excellence in Cloud Computing and Business Analytics all reside within the walls of this innovative, state-of-the-art building.


To learn more about this exciting program contact Graduate Admission at 888.877.7900. We can provide you with detailed information about the course of study, tuition pricing and financial aid options, and career opportunities.

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