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Computer Science, MS

Develop software. Dive into systems, networking, and distributed programming. Explore algorithms and computer theory. Learn what you need to know to get where you want to go.

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The Fall 2024 application is now open. The program will continue to accept applications until it reaches capacity. Please consider applying as soon as possible if you would like to be considered for Fall.

Program Highlights

  • Real-World Experience – Intern at a local tech company. Join a team on a discovery mission — also known as a faculty research project.
  • San Francisco Advantage – You’ll learn in the heart of San Francisco and next door to Silicon Valley, where there are more tech companies than in any other region in the U.S.
  • Faculty – Learn from researchers and working experts in the Bay Area’s tech community.
  • Small Classes – Join your cohort and take your core classes together. Small classes give you support and let you get to work.
  • International Students – If you’re an international student, you may be eligible to work for 36 months in the U.S. after you complete the MSCS program via the OPT program and STEM extension.
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A Career in Artificial Intelligence with Computer Science

Master’s degrees launch AI professionals to new heights in their careers. Employees with AI-related master’s degrees are in high demand across a range of industries, and the salaries they’ll earn are higher than those of their counterparts who hold only undergraduate degrees. Explore career paths, skillsets, and outcomes for AI professionals.

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Computer Science, MS

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San Francisco, CA 94117-1081

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