Students in the MSCS program enjoy the benefits of our prime location in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, small class sizes and close interaction with faculty, and state-of-the-art resources including high-tech classrooms, dedicated laboratories, and high-performance computing clusters.
HOW TO APPLY
We are located in the heart of San Francisco and in close proximity to Silicon Valley, which has more tech companies than any other region in the United States.
Recent graduates have taken positions at Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce.com, Square, Twitter, Yahoo, and many other tech companies and startups.
Students earn invaluable and practical experience at San Francisco and Silicon Valley tech companies and startups via the Practicum Option. This option is available for nearly all international students.
International students may be eligible to work for 29 months in the U.S. after completion of the MSCS program via the OPT program and STEM extension.
Students benefit from our active alumni network, including Alfred Chuang (co-founder of BEA Systems), Patrick McGovern (Director of SourceForge), Teresa Win and Alberto Yepez (Thor Technologies), and many more.
Small classes and close interaction with full-time faculty are a hallmark of graduate education at USF. We further enhance the student experience by following a cohort-model during the first year.
Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities. This includes the Kudlick Classroom, a high tech interactive classroom constructed and endowed with a $2.5 million gift from a Computer Science alumnus, as well as multiple high tech classrooms and lab spaces in the Center for Science and Innovation.
Students have access to multiple high performance computing clusters for class projects and research. This includes the W.M. Keck Computer Cluster, a Myrinet-connected network of 128 processors, which provides students with on-site access to one of the most powerful supercomputers at a liberal arts university.
Center for Science and Innovation, University of San Francisco
Students in Center for Science and Innovation
University of San Francisco Camps from Above
Computer Science in action with Professor Wolber
St. Ignatius Church and the Golden Gate Bridge