MS in Computer Science
Fairleigh Dickinson University

About Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fairleigh Dickinson University was conceived in the year 1942.The university has two campuses in New Jersey. The first one is located in the suburban region of Florham Campus in Madison, and the Metropolitan Campus is in Teaneck. At the former campus the emphasis is laid on liberal arts. On the other hand, the latter offers a variety of co-op education experiences.
FDU is also the first American university to have international campuses. There are two international campuses at the moment, the first one is located in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England and the other is in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The U.S. News & World Report in its listing of the best colleges in the northern region placed Fairleigh Dickinson University on the position of 83.

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Tuition Fee

STEM Course
The MS in Computer Science at FDU is a government-designated STEM degree and so international students may be eligible for the 24-month F1 OPT (optional practical training) extension.

Course Duration
24 months

Program Link
You can know more about this program on the university website






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Work Ex

8 months

FDU Computer Science

Summer Deadline (Send docs)
01 May, 2019

Fall Deadline (Send docs)
01 July, 2019

Spring Deadline (Send docs)
01 December, 2019



Course Description

The graduate program in computer science prepares students for the direct pursuit of productive careers in industry and for continued graduate study. The program's orientation is toward educating professionals to become leaders in various areas of computer science ranging from software engineering to computer design, and from systems analysis to the management of information systems.

Online Delivery Program

Farleigh Dickinson University offers a comprehensive online program in Computer Science. The world has become increasingly driven by data, and institutions, businesses and organizations continue to integrate and utilize more and more sophisticated computer-based technologies into their products and infrastructures. As a result, the need for individuals specializing in computer science continues to evolve, and computer scientists might pursue careers in a range of computer related fields[ii]. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, due to the growth in cybersecurity, cloud computing and mobile networks, the demand for employees with IT or computer programming skills is increasing rapidly

On Campus Program

The on campus program operates on the basis of an expected baccalaureate or graduate degree on campus must have completed all requirements for that degree prior to the start of classes. University of Connecticut seniors must have completed the baccalaureate prior to the start of classes. Otherwise, they must continue to register as undergraduates, even though admitted to the Graduate School and registering for graduate courses.

Required courses

  1. CSCI5505: Introduction to Computer Programming
  2. CSCI5525: Introduction to Computer Science
  3. CSCI5555: Data Structures
  4. CSCI5565: Assembly Language
  5. CSCI6603: Computer Architecture
  6. CSCI6620: Software Engineering
  7. CSCI6623: Database Systems
  8. CSCI6638: Operating Systems (Pre-Req- CSCI6603)
  9. CSCI7645: Systems Programming (Pre-Req-CSCI6638)

Eligibility and Application Requirements

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering, which is intended for students with a baccalaureate degree in engineering, requires 30 credit hours, of which six are thesis credits, and is designed to develop the scholarship and research skills of the student.

Job Prospects and Placements for Computer Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Big Data and Large-Scale Computing, Biocomputing and Health Informatics, Computer Networks, Computer Vision and Multimedia, Database and Information Systems, Embedded Systems and Mobile Computing, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Robotics and AI, Security and Privacy, Software Engineering, Sustainable Computing, Salary Information.

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