Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) announces a new Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program that will prepare students to be highly proficient software developers and managers of complex information technology systems.

“The software industry is in great need of computer scientists who have a deep scientific understanding of the discipline to guide them through their careers and allow them to creatively contribute to new advances in the field,” said Bill McMillan, Program Director of Computer Science at CUAA.

The MSCS program at CUAA differs from similar program offerings in the area because of its simplified prerequisite structure and convenient class schedule. All classes will be held in the evening, allowing area professionals to work full-time and still be able to engage in a face-to-face classroom environment.

According to McMillan, “This new program will contribute to the economic development of the region by helping to populate the number of practicing computer scientists with a graduate-level command of their discipline.”

Along with the simple conveniences of a centralized campus location and convenient on-campus parking, the MSCS program provides a unique and efficient curriculum that immerses a student in the principal areas of computer science. A part-time student who has the equivalent of at least an undergraduate minor in computer science can complete the master’s program in six terms.

All classes in the MSCS program are taught by Ph.D. level faculty who have decades of research, teaching, and real world software development experience.

For more information on the Master of Science in Computer Science program at Concordia University Ann Arbor, please contact program chair Bill McMillan or click here.

— Rachel Thoms served on Concordia University's Strategic Communications team from 2015-2022. Any inquiries about this story can be sent to

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