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Executive Master of Science in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is now offering an Executive Master of Science in Computer Science at UNT’s New College in Frisco. Applications are being accepted for fall 2017.

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The Executive M.S. in Computer Science is designed for experienced working professionals with at least 2 years of experience and who want to build upon their expertise. Classes are offered in three 8-week sessions during evenings and weekends to allow for more flexibility. Students also can earn professional certifications along the way to earning their master’s degree to distinguish themselves as an expert in data science or cybersecurity.

Executive M.S. in Computer Science

MS in Computer Science requires a minimum of 30 semester hours.

Concentrations and courses

Cybersecurity (18 credit hours)

Required courses:

  • CSCE 5550: Introduction to Computer Security
  • CSCE 5050: Applications of Cryptography
  • CSCE 5555: Computer Forensics
  • CSCE 5565: Secure Software Engineering
  • CSCE 5560: Secure Electronic Commerce
  • CSCE 5585: Advanced Network Security
Data Science (18 credit hours)

Required courses:

  • CSCE 5300: Introduction to Big Data and Data Science
  • CSCE 5214: Scientific Data Visualization
  • CSCE 5350: Database Systems
  • CSCE 5830: Methods in Empirical Analysis

Select one text predictive analytics course:

  • CSCE 5200: Information Retrieval
  • CSCE 5290: Natural Language Processing
  • CSCE 5295: Text Mining

Select one other predictive analytics course:

  • CSCE 5215: Machine Learning
  • CSCE 5216: Pattern Recognition
  • CSCE 5380: Data Mining


Students also will take 12 semester hours from our Computer Science and Engineering Graduate level courses. 


Students also have the option to obtain a certificate in any of the concentrations, which can be part of their degree or stand-alone professional development:

  • 2 classes = Bronze certification
  • 4 classes = Silver certification
  • 6 classes = Gold certification

Contact the CSE Graduate Coordinator at csegrad@unt.edu or (940) 565-4274 for more information about the program.