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Salary and Career Info

Computer Science MS

In this dynamic computer science master’s degree, you’ll explore computer graphics and visualization, data management, and intelligent systems while developing the skills to excel in this ever-changing field.

Program skills

Computing skills include, but are not limited to the following:
Languages: Java, C++, C#, C, Lisp, Prolog, XML
Operating Systems: Linux, OSX, Windows
Hardware: Mac, PC

Program facilities equipment

Over 150 Linux workstations,
40 PC’s Windows/Linux, 40 Macs.

Program job titles

Associate Software Engineer; Backend Developer; Big Data Platform Engineer; Data Scientist; Full-Stack Software Engineer; Site Reliability Engineer; Software Developer; Software Engineer; Technology Analyst

Select program hiring partners

Amazon; Microsoft; Google; Salesforce.com; Mindex; HubSpot; TikTok; PayPal; Oracle; Fortinet; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Apple; Zoom Video Communications, Inc.; Xerox Corporation; Walmart; Visa, Inc.; Verkada; Verizon; Tesla; Southwest Airlines; PwC China; PMG; Pinterest; Pfizer, Inc.; Northrop Grumman; Motorola Solutions, Inc.; Micron Technology, Inc.; Meta (formerly Facebook); MathWorks; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); LOCKHEED MARTIN; L3Harris Technologies; Kythera Space Solutions; JPMorgan Chase & Co; Intuit; IBM; Hewlett Packard; Goldman Sachs; Fidelity Investments; Expedia Group; eBay; EagleHawk One Inc.; Constant Contact; Booz Allen Hamilton; Bayer US; Baxter (formerly Hillrom); Avant, LLC; Athenahealth, Inc.


Outcome Rates for Computer Science MS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 97.90%
Full-time Graduate Study 0.70%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 97.90%
Full-time Graduate Study 0.70%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.

Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the computer science MS degree.