Babak Forouraghi, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Computing and computer technology are part of just about everything that touches our lives - from the cars we drive, to the products we consume, to 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.
The Computer Science master's degree at Saint Joseph's 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.
Our computer science master's degree is taught by faculty experts who are on the cutting edge of the industry. You'll have an opportunity to take classes that cover relevant and growing topics including:
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. The SJU computer science program offers concentration options to meet 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.
It’s easy to see that companies need more employees with advanced degrees in computer science to meet this demand. Earn your degree and take advantage of the large number of open positions available right now.
Studying at Saint Joseph's, you'll have the added benefit of being in Philadelphia, one of the major corporate centers in the US and headquarters for 14 of the Fortune 500 companies.
Today there are more computing jobs than qualified people to fill them in the United States.
*between 2014 - 2024, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics
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|
$972 per credit (2019-2020); $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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-660-1567
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.