Applied Computer Science—MS

Computer hardware and software have evolved in such a way that they are vital components of diverse systems. Due to advances in data collection and analysis, along with ever increasing computational power and availability, computers are being used in new ways to solve problems in virtually every industry. Elevate your education with cutting-edge computer solutions. Revolutionize problem-solving across industries. Are you ready?

Program Overview

Equip yourself with a master's in applied computer science, empowering you to effectively implement complex computing solutions. Upon program completion, you will adeptly employ computer science principles to craft robust solutions tailored to challenges within your chosen application domain.

This program caters to individuals pursuing a B.S. degree in disciplines beyond computer science, aiming to complement their credentials with a strong computing foundation. Additionally, those interested in enhancing their proficiency in applied computer science can also reap substantial rewards from our M.S. program.

  • Delivery Options

    • On-Campus: MS

Applied Computer Science Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the applied computer program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Applied Computer Science is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

Want to learn more about applied computer science at Michigan Tech? Visit the department for more information:


Graduate Director

Jean Mayo

Graduate Assistant

Jaana Chittick


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your applied computer science MS. Sample areas include:

  • Applied Computer Science

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

Several faculty members at Michigan Technological University are actively engaged at the intersection of computer science and other academic fields. A significant portion of these professors also holds affiliations with MTU's Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC).

Where You'll Work

Michigan Tech provides cutting-edge, purpose-built laboratories and advanced research tools, encompassing various resources such as multiple clusters, PC-based graphics systems, Oculus HMDs, a Vicon full-body tracking system, Microsoft HoloLens, a room-filling array of 24 screens, humanoid research robots like Nao and Darwin, driving simulators such as NADS MiniSIM and LCT, as well as mobile usability testing facilities, among other assets.