Computer Science (Accelerated MS)

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Fast-track your education and career. Earn your bachelor’s plus your master’s degree with the Computer Science Accelerated Master’s (4+1) Program at Indiana State University. 

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The Computer Science Accelerated Master’s is a traditional, on-campus program offered on the Indiana State University campus in Terre Haute, Indiana. The program is open to eligible U.S. and international students majoring in Computer Science.  

Why Choose the Computer Science Accelerated Master’s Program at Indiana State? 

If your educational and career goals include earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, then the Computer Science Accelerated Master’s program is an ideal pathway, saving you time and money.  

Go Further Faster   

As a student in the Computer Science Bachelor of Science (BS) program at Indiana State University, you may be eligible to participate in the Computer Science Accelerated Master’s (4+1) program. This degree option enables you to combine undergraduate and graduate courses and begin your master’s during your senior year of undergraduate study. This dual enrollment pathway enables you to complete your master’s one year after completing your bachelor’s. 

It is important to contact an academic advisor early in your studies to determine your eligibility, discuss program and GPA requirements, and plan your program of study.    

Flexible Options for Adult Learners  

Many students who choose to pursue the Computer Science degree are already working in industry, education, or government—and decide to return to school for formal study. For the benefit of working students, flexibility is designed into the delivery system and sequencing of courses.  

Learn from Our Excellent Faculty 

Indiana State's expert instructors are leaders in the computer science field. They stay current on the latest developments in the ever-changing world of computing. They also actively contribute to research in areas such as bioinformatics, data science, machine learning, and theoretical computer science.   
In addition, our small class sizes enable you to work one-on-one with faculty. As part of our commitment to experiential learning, you will have opportunities for research experiences on campus and in the field.  

What You’ll Learn in the Computer Science Program 

The Computer Science Accelerated Master’s is a flexible program that allows you to develop a program of study based on your educational and career goals. 

Throughout the program, an advisor will work with you to ensure a seamless pathway from your bachelor’s degree through the completion of your master’s. Your advisor will also help you select undergraduate and graduate areas of concentration based on your interests.  

Undergraduate concentrations include a Computing Science Concentration, a Data Science Concentration, and an Information Science Concentration.  

Graduate concentrations include an Academic Concentration, a Bioinformatics Concentration, a Data Science Concentration, and a Professional Concentration. 


Career Possibilities for Computer Science Graduates  

Graduates of the Computer Science Accelerated Master’s program are well-positioned for high-paying careers in computing and related areas. A few of the possible job titles include software engineer, database programmer/developer/administrator, web programmer/developer/administrator, systems administrator, networking administrator, mobile app developer, and computer and information research scientist. In addition, some of our graduates pursue doctoral programs, opening the door to even more research opportunities and teaching positions in higher education.  

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: 

For information on other computer science careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Explore our Honors College to learn how you can maximize your college experience with faculty mentors, undergraduate research, internships, and Honors housing. Students in the Honors College also enjoy opportunities to travel across the nation and abroad for conferences, service-learning trips, and immersive academic and cultural studies.

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