Department of Computing Science
Director of Graduate Programs: Dr. Vijay Gehlot
Students who pursue their Master's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering at Villanova University have a wide range of backgrounds. The majority are working in high-tech fields in the Philadelphia region. Others enroll as career-changers. Approximately 20% of our students choose to attend full-time.
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.
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.