Master of Science in Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science program at LMU features interdisciplinary curricula built on the principles and values of the open source culture and emphasizes computing on multiple platforms and open source software development. Students work with many operating systems across devices, frequently in collaboration with other students — and successfully publish their work openly on repositories such as GitHub, CodePen, and various public playgrounds.

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The Master of Science in Computer Science program at LMU is designed with a curriculum that seeks an appropriate balance of theory and practice: theory that upholds the expectations of a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, and practice that provides immediate preparation for any industry or academic endeavors after graduation. Students will have course options including but not limited to:

  • Computability & complexity
  • Programming language semantics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data science
  • Software architecture
  • Database & knowledge base systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Secure software development
  • Machine learning
  • Natural language processing
  • Cubesat programming

The program develops and offers new courses on a regular basis, with recent offerings including quantum computing and bioinformatics. Courses in other disciplines such as electrical & computer engineering, systems engineering, and health systems engineering, among others, may also be taken and counted within the program.

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Computer science graduate student Clarissa Bernardo won two awards at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last year, and says the faculty at LMU has been instrumental in helping her make connections with people who can advance her interest in the world of game development.

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With ample workspace and the signature camaraderie of the Computer Science department at Seaver College, collaboration starts in the KECK Lab.

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Faculty Research

Our faculty are engaged in a wide range of research areas, from deep learning to game design to virtual worlds. Students have the chance to learn from these experts, and assist with research areas that appeal to them.

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The LMU ACT Lab provides students with powerful, research-grade computing hardware enabling the pursuit of projects within the domains of modern machine learning and artificial intelligence.


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Cross Disciplinary

Students are welcome to take courses in cybersecurity and software architecture, biological databases and 3-D animation, working with other Seaver departments.

Program Overview

Student Testimonial

Alumna of Computer Science

"My journey at LMU was a life-changing experience. LMU fueled my inspiration to expand my knowledge and further develop my skills, not only at an academic level, but also at a personal level. It was wonderful to be part of innovative learning experiences that could span multiple disciplines, and engage in the diversified intellectual community on LMU’s beautiful campus. LMU qualified me for exciting positions and degrees in Saudi Arabia, the USA, and Switzerland."

Kholoud Khateeb Head of Analytics, Health Holding Company Saudi Arabia

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Why LMU?

  • Courses taught by full-time LMU faculty or part-time faculty actively working in the industry
  • Small class sizes offer valuable faculty mentorships for professional growth and career advancement
  • Special-study courses tailored to student needs and interests
  • Covers a broad range of areas in the field ideal for full-time students looking to advance their education and industry professionals ready to move into leadership and administration positions
  • A people-first curriculum designed with the help of national experts

  • Follows LMU's mission to encourage learning, educate the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice
  • Total students: 10,165 — Graduate students: 1,734
  • Seaver College graduate students: 185
  • Average Graduate Class Size: 13
  • Full-time vs Part-time enrollment: 24.3% vs 75.6 %
  • Male to female ratio: 60.54 % to 39.46 %

How To Apply

Admission Requirements

  • A completed Online Application and $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts (one copy) of all colleges and universities attended
  • A personal statement (1-2 pages) that explains how the Computer Science Master’s Program fits into your career development
  • (Optional) Two letters of recommendation
  • (Optional) Resume
  • The GRE is not required for admission into the Computer Science Master's Program
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Fast Track Options

Eager To Enter The Workforce? Check out LMU’s fast-track degree options, where you can earn your graduate degree quickly and start making strides in your field.