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MS in Computer Science

Next Application Deadline is February 11

Prepare for One of the Fastest-growing Industries

You’re here because you’re ready. You’re ready to take the next step in education. You’re ready to take the next step in your career. You’re ready for your next big thing.

With world-class faculty and an interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares students for real-world applications, the Tufts University online Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program will prepare you to earn your full potential...and much more.

The Tufts online Master of Science in Computer Science program provides graduate students with the best of both worlds.

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A student-centered experience, led by innovative faculty, at a top-ranked research university.
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The convenience of an online graduate program that provides students with the real-time, interactive experience of on-campus instruction.

Industry Outlook

Employment in this field is expected to grow by:


Much faster than the average growth rate of occupations

Explore Jobs & Salaries

Median pay for a computer and information research scientist with a master’s degree:


* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

About Tufts Online MSCS

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Across Disciplines

The Tufts University online Master of Science in Computer Science program stands out from other graduate programs in part because of its highly interdisciplinary nature. Students benefit from working across disciplines that reflect a real-world need for computer science solutions and expertise. From building applications and creating algorithms to securing databases against hackers and developing large-scale software systems — Tufts online MSCS students will be able to gain new skills and experience unique learning opportunities across an array of areas.

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Not a Typical Online Class

Students attend live online, interactive sessions each week with Tufts School of Engineering faculty and classmates. Courses enable students to cultivate meaningful relationships with a diverse network of professionals from across the country. Professors hold dedicated online office hours to provide continued support and mentorship. The program concludes with a capstone project during the last two semesters.

Tufts Online MSCS Highlights

Small Class Sizes

Small Class Sizes

Weekly online classes are hosted via web camera and kept small to encourage rich, meaningful discourse and foster a supportive, engaging learning environment.

Mentorship from Renowned Professors

Mentorship from Renowned Professors

Tufts University faculty members are pioneering innovative research and seek to help their students recognize their full potential and opportunities in the field.

At the Center of Boston’s Tech Hub

At the Center of Boston’s Tech Hub

Online students benefit from the school’s close connections to the greater Boston region, home to an array of tech firms and startups in biotech, pharmaceuticals, gaming, e-commerce, and more.

Community of Diversity & Inclusion

Community of Diversity & Inclusion

Tufts proudly values the uniqueness of students, faculty, and staff to empower them to succeed in their academic and professional endeavors.

Lifelong Connections & Resources

Lifelong Connections & Resources

Online students have access to the same services and resources as on-campus students and benefit from the elite network of Tufts University alumni.

Application Deadlines - Spring 2021 Term

November 20
Extended Deadline
January 20
Student Orientation at 7PM EST
February 1
Classes Start

Start Your Application for Spring 2021

Application Deadlines - Summer 2021 Term

February 11
Early Action
March 1
Early Decision
April 5
Final Submit

Start Your Application for Summer 2021

Why Engineering? We Asked Five Women

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“Our top priority at the school is to promote diversity and inclusion, across the board, among all our students,” said School of Engineering Dean Jianmin Qu. “Multiple perspectives and talents have always been critical to innovation, but now more than ever we are working hard to make sure the message comes through loud and clear: engineering is open to everyone with a passion for problem-solving. Read the full story

Kathleen Fisher

“Tufts is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion, not only in our classrooms but across the computer science industry. When we blend the unique views and skills from students who represent different cultures, backgrounds, and professional experiences, we increase our ability to transform society through innovation.”

Kathleen Fisher, School of Engineering, Department Chair, Computer Science

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