Babak Forouraghi, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Computer technology is a part of just about everything that touches our lives –from the cars we drive to the products we consume and the way we communicate with others. Understanding different dimensions of computing is one of the necessary skillsets for an educated person in the 21st century.
For over 20 years, the M.S. in computer science program at Saint Joseph’s University has been at the forefront of education in the theory and practice of computer science. You'll have an opportunity to take classes that cover relevant and growing topics, including:
The Computer Science M.S. at Saint Joseph's University is available fully online starting in Fall 2020. You can choose to take your courses all online, on-campus or a combination of both formats.
Saint Joseph's University's computer science program offers concentration options aligned with your interests and career goals, including:
Computing jobs are among the highest-paid and offer the highest job satisfaction. Computing is very often associated with innovation, and developments in computing tend to drive it. This, in turn, is the key to national competitiveness. The possibilities for future developments in computer science are expected to be even greater than they have been in the past. Companies need more employees with advanced degrees in computer science to meet this demand.
Today, there are more computer science jobs than qualified people to fill them in the United States:
*between 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Our computer science master's degree is taught by faculty experts who are on the cutting edge of the computer science industry. You will have the opportunity to benefit from hands-on experience led by esteemed computer science experts.
Additionally, studying at Saint Joseph's provides the added benefit of being in Philadelphia, one of the major corporate centers in the U.S. and headquarters for more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies, offering countless networking and job opportunities.
Professor and Chair
|Start Terms||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Format||Online, On campus or both.|
|Full-time||9 credits per semester|
|Part-time||6 credits or less per semester|
$1,011 per credit (2021-2022); $50 fee (per course)
|Average Work Experience|
Work experience varies. A background in computer science is not required to apply, though prerequisites may be needed.
While most graduate students commute, we do offer on and off-campus housing options for adult and graduate students.
|Jobs in Computer Science|
The department offers a limited number of teaching assistantships to qualifying students beyond their first semester. For more information, please contact the Computer Science Department at email@example.com or 610-660-1567
*note - discounts cannot be combined.
Saint Joseph's is a yellow ribbon school that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Services can help you access and understand your benefits.