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A master’s degree in Applied Computer Science from Frostburg State University prepares you for exciting career opportunities with the government, in network security, web development and a host of other rewarding fields. Unlike theory-based graduate programs, the FSU applied computer science master’s degree is highly experiential. You have the option to specialize in database, data mining and data warehousing, or to pursue a general computer science specialization offering broad, applied knowledge of computer networking and communications, software engineering, artificial intelligence and web design. You will be working on real computer science challenges faced by businesses and government agencies.
Artificial Intelligence – Gain an introduction to knowledge representation and inference. Topics covered include logic, semantic networks, frames and rule-based reasoning. Natural language processing topics covered include pattern recognition, pattern association and computer vision.
Robotics and Computer Control – Receive an introduction to the field of robotics, including applications, safety and sensors. Explore languages models for CAD, computer-aided design, as well as speech recognition and generation. The course also covers integration of robots with artificial intelligence.
Advanced Software Engineering – Understand the design and implementation of software using a formal specification language. Topics covered include management implications, software cost estimation, defect testing and software engineering environments.
Find out more about Frostburg State University’s Master of Science - Applied Computer Science program requirements (PDF).
Career Outlook for Computer Science Professionals:
A master’s degree in applied computer science prepares you to enter a diverse range of careers including everything from computer and information research science or computer network architecture to becoming a computer programmer, computer system analyst, database administrator or web developer. There are many additional occupations accessible through the knowledge base you will acquire through this master’s program.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates growth at the following levels for these positions through 2022:
|Computer & information research scientist||15 percent growth (above average)|
|Computer network architect||15 percent growth (above average)|
|Computer programmer||8 percent growth (average)|
|Computer systems analyst||25 percent growth (well above average)|
|Database administrator||15 percent growth (above average)|
|Software developer||22 percent growth (well above average)|
|Web developer||20 percent growth (well above average)|
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