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Computer Information Sciences (Computer Science, M.S.)

Computer science traces its foundation to mathematics, logic, and engineering. Studies in computer science encompass theory, experimental techniques, and engineering methodology. The computer information science curriculum (offered jointly with the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Technology & Decision Sciences) exposes students to aspects of each of these disciplines and fosters an appreciation and understanding of them. Students are exposed to the broad theoretical basis of computer science through lecture and laboratory experience.

Computer Information Sciences (Computer Science, M.S.)


Description


What is Computer Information Sciences at ODU like?

Computer science traces its foundation to mathematics, logic, and engineering. Studies in computer science encompass theory, experimental techniques, and engineering methodology. The computer information science curriculum (offered jointly with the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Technology & Decision Sciences) exposes students to aspects of each of these disciplines and fosters an appreciation and understanding of them. Students are exposed to the broad theoretical basis of computer science through lecture and laboratory experience.

Program Highlights


What makes Computer Information Sciences at ODU unique?

  • Master of Computer Science in Information and Communication Technology is a joint program with the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Technology & Decision Sciences. See the webpage under the Department of Computer Science for details.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Computer and Information Research Scientists

$119,570

MEDIAN SALARY


Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

Computer Systems Analysts

$92,740

MEDIAN SALARY


Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Computer and Information Systems Managers

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Computer Information Sciences at ODU?

IT 650:
Database Management Systems


HYBRID IN CLASS AND ONLINE

IT 651:
Business Intelligence


Introduction to business intelligence and its three components: data warehouse, data mining, and OLAP. Examines traditional techniques as well as emerging technologies. Prerequisite: IT 650 or permission of the instructor or department.

IT 660:
Enterprise Information Systems


This course introduces enterprise systems as large-scale software systems for the seamless integration of material and information flows within an organization. Topics include enterprise integration, engineering integration, customer integration, and enterprise systems applications in various industrial sectors. Prerequisites: IT 650 or permission of the instructor or department.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Computer Information Sciences at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Science program in Computer Information Sciences should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Students entering the Master of Computer Science in Information and Communication Technology should meet the minimum university graduate admission requirements (http://www.odu.edu/admission/graduate). In addition, an applicant must have a strong background in computer science. Students who do not have a sufficient background in computer science may enter the graduate program as provisional students and make up for their deficiencies by taking appropriate courses. Applicants are required to take the GRE general test. For the Computer Information Sciences emphasis area (described below), the GMAT aptitude test may be used. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members of academic institutions are required in addition to all transcripts at the postsecondary level. For students whose native language is not English, either a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) and 79 (internet-based) or IELTS score of 6.5 is also required.

 

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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PROFESSOR


Name:

Yaohang Li


Location:

3212 ENGR & COMP SCI BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-7721


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PROFESSOR & EMINENT SCHOLAR


Name:

Li Xu


Location:

2076 CONSTANT HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6138


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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