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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 reported

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; Apple; Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company; Charles River Development; eBay; Esri; Facebook; Google; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Intuit;  MathWorks; Microsoft; Oracle; Paychex; Philips; Red Hat; Retail Business Services; Rochester Regional Health; Siemens; Tesla; Vistaprint; VMWare; Wayfair; Wegmans


Outcome Rates*

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 96.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 96.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.

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