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Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS)


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      Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS)


          Program Highlights

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          100% Online & Flexible

          Holistic learning experience
          Unique course structure

          Transfer to ECCU
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          Acclaimed Faculty

          Real World Experience

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          Earn Up to 2 Certifications
          CND-01-newCertified Ethical Hacker

          Credit trasfer option
          Additional Benefits
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          Key Takeaways of Online MCS

          An exceptional online MCS degree that prepares you for a leadership role and technologies of tomorrow with

          • In-depth curriculum
          • One-on-One Tutoring
          • ECCU alumni status
          • Weekly threaded discussions
          • Self-paced independent study courses
          • Online Quizzes/exams and Research
          • Up to 5 Industry recognized Certifications Projects/papers

          Curriculum of MCS

          This course focuses on evaluating network and Internet cybersecurity issues, designing, implementing successful security policies and firewall strategies, exposing the system and network vulnerabilities, and defending against them. Topics include network protocols, network attacks, intrusion detection systems, packet filtering, and proxy servers, Bastion host and honey pots, hardening routers, hardening security, E-Mail security, virtual private networks, and creating fault tolerance. Upon successful completion of this course, students may take the Certified Network Defender (CND) certification exam through EC-Council.

          This course focuses on how perimeter defenses work, how intruders escalate privileges and methods of securing systems. Additional topics include intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DoS attacks, buffer overflows, and virus creation. Upon successful completion of this course, students may take the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification exam through EC-Council.

          This foundational core course introduces students to basic English writing skills and research methods, including APA style writing, citing sources, determining when a website is credible, effective communication, outlines, and collaboration. Students will write/present portions of the above in the course in various formats.

          This course explores the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux system administrators. It is designed for students who have limited or no previous exposure to Linus. Emphasis is placed on writing a simple bash script, using a text editor, manage processes within the Linux file system. Additional topics include making data secure, user security, and file security. Students will be required to take on the role of problem solvers and apply the concepts presented to situations that might occur in a work environment.

          Managerial Accounting

          Operating Systems

          Design of Algorithms

          Data Systems



          Artificial Intelligence

          Capstone Project

          Master of Computer Science

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          Global Career Opportunities after MCS

          Wherever you are in your career—whether you are ready to transition to a different industry, work within technology, or cyber security, earn a promotion, or pivot within your field—ECCU has the best MSCS program to help you reach the next step in your professional life.

          • Software Developer
          • Systems Engineer

          • Program manager
          • Network Administrator

          • Software Architect
          • Programmer Analyst

          • Business Analyst
          • Information Technology Specialist

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          The Master of Science in Computer Science from ECCU spans 36 credit hours over two years.

          The Master of Science in Computer Science program has its own stipulated requirements for acceptance. The incumbent must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or its international equivalent and likely already employed in technology fields. A work experience of two to three years in the domain of technology is preferred.

          The program combines industry-specific technical expertise in the wide domain of computer sciences, along with a high standard of professional and ethical behavior in all professional activities. The students will learn to analyze, design, program, test, and implement computer systems using effective practices in computer science, communicating current industry trends, and staying abreast of them.

          This degree will teach you the application of technology, tools, and strategies that are directly tied to the field of computer science, thereby enhancing your knowledge and skills in the professional arena. It will also teach you about global competitive environments so that you know how to incorporate best practices in computing to improve operations.

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