MS Computer Science & Information Systems

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Top 10 Reasons to Come to UNCW for the MS CSIS Program

1. The Jobs

  • Placement is 96% within one year of graduation
  • Students often have offers months in advance of graduation - average time to employment is one month prior to graduation!

2. The Location

  • Wilmington is a popular tourist destination
  • Numerous beaches within minutes of campus

3. It's NOT online

  • Learn from actual professors in labs and classrooms!
  • Work with people, not alone

4. The Faculty

  • Experts in their fields
  • Knowledgeable about both theory and practice
  • Enjoy teaching, especially graduate students!

5. The Staff

6. The Students

  • Study with students from across the U.S. and the world
  • Collegial people who work together

7. Top 10 University in the South

8. It's a Professional Science Master's Degree

9. The Value

  • UNCW Tuition is low, (even out-of-state)
  • Starting salaries are high (2013-2016 average was over $76,000)
  • The average increase in salary after completing the MSCSIS program is $6,189/year
  • Most students who desire a graduate assistantship receive a position
  • Scholarships and financial aid available

10. The Endorsements of Alumni

  • "It's a wonderful program that made a huge impact on my life. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!"
  • "I would highly recommend it to those looking for a graduate degree program. The program offers a relevant set of core courses while allowing students to concentrate in areas of interest through electives. My current role as a software engineer is a direct result of my completion of the program. Concepts and principals I learned in course study are applied daily."
  • "The mix of computer science theory and software development principals makes grads a strong asset to any tech company."
  • "It's definitely worth your time and tuition to enroll in the MS CSIS program at UNC Wilmington."