New master’s degree in computer science meets digital-age demands

Oklahoma Christian launched its seventh graduate program this year, a master of science degree in computer science.

OC designed the program for working adults, who can take classes one or two nights a week and earn their MSCS degree in as little as one year.

“This program meets the needs of working professionals because of its convenience and affordability,” Assistant Professor of Computer Science Robert Nix said. “But the applied nature of OC’s program offers even greater benefits. Because our curriculum and approach are industry-driven, professionals get the practical tools to move ahead in their careers.”

“Today, every business needs computer scientists. We’re in the business of training future computer scientists that will meet the demands of the digital world.” David North

OC also offers a BS/MS option that allows aspiring computer professionals to earn both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science in just five years.

“Today, every business needs computer scientists. We’re in the business of training future computer scientists that will meet the demands of the digital world,” said David North, OC’s director of computer science advancement. “We’re excited to provide opportunities for computer professionals and recent graduates to enhance their skills and knowledge.”

Computer science is one of the most lucrative and fastest-growing job fields. CNN, Money Magazine, and U.S. News and World Report list multiple computer science professions – including computer systems analysis, database development, information security analysis, software architecture, software development, and video game design – among the nation’s top 10 jobs in salary and availability.

“The huge need for highly-skilled computer professionals in this digital age is clear. We see it in the headlines and we hear it in our conversations with industry leaders,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “Oklahoma City’s growth as a center for big-league technology companies puts OC graduates in a prime position to make an impact in the field.”

More information about the program is available at www.oc.edu/mscs.



Summer 2016

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