Computer, Data & Information Science Graduate Programs

  • MS in Computer Science

    What do you learn?

    Our Master’s in Computer Science offers a multidisciplinary and in-depth understanding of applied algorithms and data structures, artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, high-performance computing, and networking.

    Who is it good for?

    The MS in Computer Science is for students with a background in computing looking to sharpen their skills. The program places equal emphasis on theory and practice to prepare students for top professional positions.

    Is there a pathway of study for students without a strong background in computer science?

    Our suite of computer science programs is designed to support multiple pathways to success. For those without a strong undergraduate background in computing, our Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science can serve as an introduction and entry point to the MS in Computer Science program.

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  • MS in Cybersecurity

    What do you learn?

    Drexel’s Cybersecurity graduate program is an interdisciplinary degree which consists of core courses designed to build theoretical foundations in computer networking, mathematics, policy, ethics, privacy and legal issues along with electives in specialized technical areas.

    Who is it good for?

    The program is designed for students with backgrounds in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering or other related technical fields.

    What can you do after?

    A Master’s in Cybersecurity degree can open the door to careers in cryptanalysis, cryptography and security engineering.

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  • MS in Data Science

    What do you learn?

    Throughout your MS in Data Science courses, you’ll learn to manipulate and summarize data; dig deeper into data and text mining; determine trends; and craft your findings into a story that can be clearly communicated to your organization.

    Who is it good for?

    Whether you are looking to enhance your current role or seeking a career change, anyone with good quantitative abilities can pursue a data science degree. Designed for students with no prior background in data science, the MS in Data Science program aims to make you workplace-ready by combining foundation knowledge, applied training and computational problem-solving to help you excel in the field.

    Is there a pathway of study for students without a strong background in computing or data science?

    Our suite of Data Science programs is designed to support multiple pathways for students with a wide variety of backgrounds. For those without a strong undergraduate background in computing, our Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Data Science can serve as an introduction and entry point to the MS in MS in Data Science program. For those with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computational Data Science is a more technically rigorous program that stands on its own and functions as a gateway to the MS in Data Science or MS in Computer Science programs.

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  • MS in Health Informatics

    What do you learn?

    Drexel’s MS in Health Informatics prepares health professionals to exercise leadership in an increasingly patient-centered and data-driven environment. Our graduates leave Drexel with an understanding of both information systems and healthcare delivery

    Who is it good for?

    This program is ideal for healthcare professionals interested in improving their organization’s use of informatics and for information technology specialists seeking careers with biomedical or health organizations.

    What can you do after?

    A Master’s in Health Informatics degree can open the door to careers in medical information and electronic medical record keeping.

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  • MS in Information Systems

    What do you learn?

    Students in our Master’s in Information Systems will learn about information system business requirements, software design and management, data-oriented informatics and user experience design.

    Who is it good for?

    Our MSIS program is designed both for students with no prior background in information systems who would like an education in the latest innovative methods in data analysis and information systems, and those with knowledge of information systems who wish to refresh and update their technical design and analysis skills.

    What can you do after?

    A Master’s in Information Systems degree can open the door to careers in cybersecurity, data science and software development.

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  • MS in Library & Information Science

    What do you learn?

    Drexel’s MS in Library & Information Science teaches subject knowledge in areas such as information literacy, responsible citizenship and ethical reasoning, as well as “soft skills” including communications, critical thinking, leadership, professional practice, and more.

    Who is it good for?

    Our Library & Information Science degree appeals to students who want a strong technological background and a focus on career skills in all the aspects of information management.

    What can you do after?

    A Master’s in Library & Information Science degree can open the door to careers in academic research, archives, intelligence analysis, information architecture, and more.

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  • MS in Software Engineering

    What do you learn?

    Drexel’s Master’s of Software Engineering program provides a foundational knowledge of key software engineering topics such as software design and architecture, engineering management, and systems analytics.

    Who is it good for?

    The MS in Software Engineering degree is for students who are interested in the design, development and testing of software systems.

    What can you do after?

    A Master’s in Software Engineering degree can open the door to careers in video game design, web development and cybersecurity.

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  • PhD in Computer Science Program

    What do you learn?

    Students enrolled in the PhD in Computer Science program are expected to become an expert in a research area in computer science or its interdisciplinary field with other disciplines. The program is designed for students to ensure core knowledge of the fundamental computer science areas and to conduct bleeding edge research at the forefront of a selected area.

    Who is it good for?

    The PhD in Computer Science is for students with research interests in the following areas: artificial intelligence, computer graphics, computer science education, computer vision, human-computer interaction, information assurance and security, networks, scientific computing, and software engineering.

    What can you do after?

    The PhD in Computer Science is designed to prepare students for leadership careers in research and education in computer science and interdisciplinary work using computer science.

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  • PhD in Information Science

    What do you learn?

    Our doctoral program offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary study of information science, data science and human-centered computing, while operating at the intersection of people, information and technology. Drexel’s PhD in Information Science program prepares students to become creative, interdisciplinary researchers with foundations in information science, data science, and human-centered computing.

    Who is it good for?

    The program is designed to support all students in attaining a high level of scholarly achievement in both supervised and independent study and research. There are few fixed program requirements, and the master’s degree is not a prerequisite for the PhD.

    What can you do after?

    The PhD in Information Science prepares students for leadership research careers in academia, industry, administration, and policy-setting.

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  • Graduate Minor in Applied Data Science

    What do you learn?

    Throughout your MS in Data Science courses, you’ll learn about data organization and stewardship, mining, retrieval, visualization and analytics. Students who successfully complete the Graduate Minor have the option to continue broadening their understanding of computer science and data science by transitioning into the Masters of Science in Data Science degree program.

    Who is it good for?

    This minor is ideal for Drexel graduate students (master’s or doctoral level) from all backgrounds who are interested in gaining core knowledge of data science’s value and wide-ranging applications, or used as a launching point for more in depth and expansive knowledge in the field.

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  • Graduate Minor in Computational Data Science

    What do you learn?

    Our Graduate Minor in Computational Data Science provides Drexel graduate students with a strong foundation in the emerging field of data science, with a focus on computational and systems issues.

    Who is it good for?

    This minor is ideal for Drexel graduate students (master’s or doctoral level) who are interested in building on their degree and existing quantitative skills to become leaders in the field of data science.

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  • Graduate Minor in Computer Science

    What do you learn?

    Drexel’s Graduate Minor in Computer Science provides the basic knowledge necessary not only for success in higher-level graduate computer science courses, but also for using, understanding, and building software systems.

    Who is it good for?

    Our Graduate Minor in Computer Science is designed for non-computer science Drexel graduate students to gain fundamental theory and programming knowledge in computer science through three core courses.

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  • Graduate Minor in Healthcare Informatics

    What do you learn?

    Students who pursue a Graduate Minor in Healthcare Informatics will learn to implement, adapt and validate existing informatics approaches to solve healthcare problems.

    Who is it good for?

    The Graduate Minor in Healthcare Informatics is designed for non-health informatics Drexel graduate students to gain fundamental knowledge of healthcare informatics through three core courses.

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Dual Master's Degree Programs

Graduate students already enrolled in a master's degree program at Drexel have the opportunity, through the dual master's program, to work simultaneously on two CCI master's degrees and to receive both upon graduation.
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