Master’s in Computer Science

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Be in demand for a cutting-edge career in the digital space—with a master’s degree in computer science from Adelphi University, which has track options in cybersecurity or software engineering.

Why Earn an MS in Computer Science?

With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting employment rates for computer scientists to grow at a faster-than-average rate between now and 2028, earning your master’s degree in computer science will put you at the forefront of the rapidly growing information security, game development and software engineering fields. Open yourself up to a variety of career opportunities including as an information security specialist or consultant, a cybersecurity architect or engineer, a corporate or independent game developer, or a software developer.

Why Study Computer Science at Adelphi in New York on Long Island?

  • Receive personalized attention from our expert faculty in a small classroom setting.
  • This 30-credit program helps students build a solid basis in computer science with two different career-focused specializations—cybersecurity and software engineering.
  • Be part of a community that places a high value on diversity, equity and inclusion, welcoming you to participate in many extracurricular student-led activities and clubs, internship possibilities and potential for on-campus employment.

Cost-Saving Opportunity

Our new Graduate Merit Scholarship offers yearly awards ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. These can be renewed every year, so you can save substantially on tuition while earning a career-boosting master’s degree in computer science from Adelphi.

This program is STEM-designated offering specialized training in high-demand fields and eligible international students can extend their OPT to 36 months.
90%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our master’s graduates say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

Students in a graduate program learn by exploring advanced topics together with faculty members and with each other. Teaching bleeding-edge advanced computer science topics like cyber threat analysis is incredibly rewarding and a great testament to how well Adelphi’s personalized approach to teaching really helps students master materials to a level that no textbook can provide.

Kees Leune, PhD Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer science

Computer Science Concentrations

Students looking to earn their master’s in computer science must choose one of two specializations:


Learn how to protect digital assets by studying attacker methods and techniques and mitigation strategies. In Fall 2023, this will be offered in an online stream (all core course and the cybersecurity electives).

Software Engineering

Learn multiple program languages as you’re instructed in the research, design, development and testing of operating systems-level software. In Fall 2023, this will be offered in an on-campus stream (all core courses and the software engineering electives).

State-of-the-Art Technology

Whether you are concentrating on cybersecurity or software engineering, all students studying computer science have access to a variety of state-of-the-art tools and equipment. Adelphi’s Cybersecurity Lab allows students to enhance their research skills on information security and protecting data through the use of up-to-the-minute tools.

Students concentrating on software engineering, specifically in game development, have access to innovative equipment—from high-end desktops to multiple virtual reality (VR) headsets such as Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive and the Microsoft HoloLens.

Program Info

Application Requirements


  • Graduate application and $60 fee
  • Official college transcripts
  • Final transcript stating bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution


  • Submission of a strong portfolio of completed technical work (academic or professional) is highly recommended and will contribute favorably to an admissions decision
  • Résumé or CV
  • Personal Essay
  • Up to two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)

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