Master of Arts in Computer and Information Science Program By University of Oregon |Top Universities

Master of Arts in Computer and Information Science

Master of Arts in Computer and Information Science

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    651-700

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Computer science, the study of computation, offers students the challenge and excitement of a dynamically evolving science whose discoveries and applications affect every aspect of modern life. Computer science is a rich intellectual field where practitioners apply a computational approach to address a wide variety of interesting and challenging problems. Computer scientists are engaged in research in core areas of theoretical computer science, computer systems design, algorithms, and programming languages, as well as more application-oriented areas such as databases, networking, and informatics. Careers: The undergraduate program is designed to prepare students for professional careers or graduate study. The field of computer science, which has become increasingly interdisciplinary over the past decade, offers a rich array of opportunities in fields as disparate as medicine, manufacturing, and the media as well as the computer industry. Graduates come away with confidence that they can specify, design, and build large software systems; analyze the effectiveness of computing techniques for a specific problem; and work effectively in problem-solving teams. The Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MS) degree programs prepare students for higher-level positions in the areas described above as well as for teaching positions in community colleges. The PhD degree program trains students as scientists for advanced research in specialized areas of computer science and for teaching in universities.