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M.S. Computer Science

MS Computer Science Online - Computer Science Master’s Degree Program OverviewProgram DetailsWhy Choose Franklin

Course Descriptions

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Get an in-depth view of the courses that provide the knowledge and skills you’ll need to make an impact within your chosen field.


Computer Science - Master of Science Degree

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Study applicable, real-world scenarios and convert knowledge into strategy to become an effective leader in your field.

Meet Your Faculty

From the board room to the classroom

Each Franklin program is designed with the ongoing input of industry experts to ensure you gain respected and relevant knowledge that can be applied instantly in the workplace.

William Hochstettler

William Hochstettler, III - Program Chair

Dr. Hochstettler has over 25 years of professional experience in developing software for the government and other sectors. He has been a member of Franklin's faculty for more than 22 years and also chairs the University's Computer Science graduate program.
Chunbo Chu

Chunbo Chu - Lead Faculty

Dr. Chu holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Wayne State University and earned his master's and bachelor's degrees from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. His interests include monitoring and predicate detection in distributed systems, synchrony, and emerging internet technologies.
Bradley Watson

Bradley Watson - Lead Faculty

Dr. Watson's 30-year career is rich in variety and industry experience, having held the positions of research librarian, research scientist, programmer, and chief information officer. His academic disciplines include information theory, library science, and computer science.
Rob Wood

Rob Wood - Lead Faculty

Dr. Wood has 25 years field practice and experience in Instructional Systems Design including curriculum design/development, training development, and assessment. Prior to joining Franklin, Dr. Wood worked at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as an instructional designer for the U.S. Department of Energy. His professional goal is to impact the lives of learners.

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Program Outcomes

  • Planning project processes and products, analyzing problems and design trade-offs, and making design decisions to address stakeholder needs
  • Designing and implementing a software architecture and related products according to software plans and requirements
  • Monitoring, controlling, verifying, validating, and communicating software development progress relative to plans and requirements

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