The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers a traditional Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Computer Science and Engineering, a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Computer Science and Engineering, and a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Data Science. Generally, the M.S. is intended to prepare students for a career in research or teaching, while the M. Eng. degrees are intended to prepare students for a career in industry.
The M.S. program is generally intended to prepare students for a career in research or teaching. The M.S. program in CSE (and at UConn, in general), has two options: Plan A (thesis) and Plan B (non-thesis). Each of these programs requires a total of 30 credits, with the thesis counting for 9 credits in the Plan A program. The Plan A degree is most appropriate for students aspiring to pursue doctoral studies or a career in research. Both programs are designed to provide comprehensive knowledge of the theoretical and applied aspects of computer science. For more details, see the CSE Master’s of Science.
The M. Eng. programs are generally intended to prepare students for a career in industry. The CSE Department offers two Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degrees in (a) Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and (b) Data Science. The CSE M.Eng. emphasizes breadth, theory, and practice in a computing field. The Data Science M.Eng. includes courses on the fundamental theory and practice of data science including topics from big data analytics, machine learning, data visualization, and data mining in an accessible online and distance learning modality. For more details, see the CSE Master’s of Engineering program.
Undergraduates in the CS, CSE and CompE programs may apply for the 5-year Master’s program. This provides a streamlined path to the Master of Science degree, offering opportunities for reduced credit totals and financial support. For more details, see the 5 year BS & MS Program in CSE