American University

College of Arts and Sciences

Computer Science (MS)(Graduate Certificate)


4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Computer Science, Master of Science in Computer Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Computer science is directed at the theory and technology of computation itself. It is the science of information and of the structures, both hardware and software, that communicate, store, and process information. The computer science program at AU is a balanced presentation of the practical and theoretical aspects of computer science. The Computer science M.S. degree prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities in software development and design, multimedia computing, artificial intelligence and computer vision, and other technical computing professions. Students study in small classes and develop close relationships with professors. This is very helpful for students seeking advice in their career planning. The Graduate Certificate in Computer Science gives computer science professionals an opportunity to enhance their mastery of the field without making a full commitment to a graduate degree program. It also provides professionals transitioning into a computer science career with a means of building competence in the field before embarking on their new career or additional graduate study.


American University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education & the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

International Student Requirements:

Please see American University's College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Admission’s website for admission requirements.

Facts & Figures

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1178.00

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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