The Georgia Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve the introduction of a new Master of Science in Computer Science degree program at Augusta University on Wednesday, Jan. 8. This will be the second master’s program at the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, complementing the existing Master of Science in Information Security Management.
The Master of Science in Computer Science program is a standard 30 credits master’s program, which includes the option for students to pursue a research track culminating in the master’s thesis. This research track is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a doctorate degree in the future. The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences is currently developing a doctoral program that will enable master’s students to continue advanced studies leading to a Ph.D. in Computer Science.
“The introduction of the first research graduate degree is an important milestone for the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences,” says Dr. Alex Schwarzmann, dean of the school. “Our research momentum increased dramatically this academic year with the addition of 10 new faculty, enabling us to support research-oriented graduate degrees, and we aim to introduce a Ph.D. program in the near future.”
Schwarzmann anticipates welcoming the first cohort of this new graduate program by the fall 2020 semester.