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Deadline for Fall 2018: TBD

The MCS is using a rolling admissions process where outstanding candidates can be admitted before the deadline. Candidates are encouraged to enroll early rather than later as once we have filled our enrollment cap the admission process will stop.

Next Information Session: TBD

At the info session, you will learn about our program from current faculty and staff, including details about class dates and times, application deadlines, and prerequisite requirements.

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The MCS Degree

UVU's Master of Computer Science has been developed as a part-time program to allow working professionals to continue working full-time while completing their degree.

Graduate students are required to complete a graduate project, rather than a theoretical or research-based thesis often associated with a Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS).

While theory and research are always a part of a graduate degree, they are not the focus of the UVU MCS.

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The MCS requires students to complete 30 hours of course work beyond their undergraduate degree to gain additional breadth and depth.

Six hours of this course work will be associated with your graduate project where you will design and develop a large complex project from inception to completion.

Students without an undergraduate degree in computer science who have a passion for the field are encouraged to apply.

In such cases a student can be conditionally admitted while they complete an individualized leveling plan designed to bring their skills up to the required level to enter the MCS.

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Benefits of a Master Degree in Utah

The Brookings Institution and The New Yorker magazine have identified Utah Valley as one of the hubs of this nation's high-tech industry.

The United States Department of Labor, the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the Economic Development and Employer Planning System organization, and Burning Glass Technologies all indicate Computer Science is one of the highest growth areas in the high-tech sector, and a significant number of the jobs in this sector require advanced degrees beyond the undergraduate level.

Utah Valley University is posed to supply the bulk of the workforce to this high-tech industry with the College of Technology & Computing offering degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, and Information Systems.

The UVU Master of Computer Science (MCS) degree is for those students who wish to take their mastery of computer science to the next level by providing additional depth and breadth to their education.

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Contact Us

Prospective students can schedule an appointment with Shandi Erickson:

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Contact the MCS Advisement Center Office by calling (801) 863-8648 and asking to speak with an MCS Advisor,

or email us with a subject line of MCS.

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