Department of Computing Science
Director of Graduate Programs: Dr. Vijay Gehlot
The Department of Computing Science at Villanova offers options for graduate study that are relevant, flexible, and affordable. With both campus and online offerings, and options for full or part-time study, we offer great flexibility at an exceptional value.
You can earn a Master's degree in Computer Science, a Master's degree in Software Engineering, or a fully online Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics. Undergraduates can also get a jump start on their graduate degree in our Combined Programs.
This graduate program provides expertise in applied and basic computing through its course offerings in computer systems, theory, languages, and algorithms. It is designed to prepare students for a career as a computing professional, although some students go on to pursue a Ph.D. degree. Learn more about the MSCS Program Requirements.
This degree program provides the practical knowledge and experience needed to specify, design, develop, and maintain today's software systems. The program prepares students for either a career in software engineering or for advanced study in the field. Learn more about the MSSE Program Requirements.
The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics is a specialized program to prepare students in the management, retrieval, and exchange of electronic health data; the use of electronic medical data systems; knowledge of health IT standards; privacy, safety, interoperability, and security issues in the healthcare industry.
While pursuing their undergraduate work at Villanova, qualified students can enroll in the BS/MS Integrated programs, which allows a Computer Science major to earn a Master of Science (MS) degree in either Computer Science or in Software Engineering with only one additional year of study.
Part time students who are working on a BIS (Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies) in Information Systems can extend their studies to earn a Masters in Software Engineering. Learn more here.
Because web site technology and design is an important part of our discipline, the Department of Computing Sciences has created and separately maintains its own web site to 1) provide a unique public face for the Department, 2) more in-depth information and 3) to be a valuable source for student study, experience, and projects.