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Master of Science

Computer Science 

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Mastering Complexity

Florida Poly offers a broadly based and customizable Masters of Science in Computer Science program that provides students with an advanced computer science education —with a focus in general computer science or analytics — leading to careers across a fast-growing sensor, data analytics, and computation-based economy.

Program Highlights

The M.S. in Computer Science program attracts both recent college graduates and working professionals with clear aptitude in mathematics and logical reasoning. Students in the computer science major write a thesis. Students in the analytics track master commercial data analytic tools for visualization and analysis techniques. 

Education Meets Innovation

The M.S. in Computer Science curriculum prepares students with the necessary skills for advancing their careers across a range of industry applications: business analytics, web application development, mobile application development, computer graphics and animation, game development, robotics, AI and machine learning, computational biology and medicine, modeling, and cybersecurity.

Concentrations in Computer Science Masters Program

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Completing the Computer Science track will prepare you to design and analyze algorithms to solve problems and study the performance of computer hardware and software. In addition, it will give you a strong foundation as you encounter a range of problems, such as determining what problems can be solved with computers and the complexity of the algorithms that solve them to designing applications that perform well on handheld devices, that are easy to use, and that uphold security measures.

Computer Science Careers

Central Florida and surrounding southeast continue to attract technology start-ups and research investment, meaning excellent career choices in engineering and computer science.
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Job Growth

The demand for computer professionals nationally shows no sign of slowing, and opportunities exist in almost every industry. As computer applications continue to expand, occupations in computer science are projected to be among the fastest growing in the United States through 2020 and beyond.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projections call for very high growth across a variety of computing careers, including an estimated 22,000 new software development jobs, 12,500 new systems analysts jobs, and 11,000 new computing support jobs. 

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Career Paths

Computer science graduates have a variety of ways to shape their post-graduation career path: entrepreneur, web application development, computer graphics, video games, enterprise computing, embedded systems, network administration, mobile applications, computer security, computer vision, computational biology, high performance (super) computing, scientific modeling, database systems, computer animations, wireless networks, artificial intelligence.

Big Data: Mind-Boggling Facts

At Florida Poly we’re educating the next generation of STEM leaders.
Billion smart connected devices in the world.
Million big data projects already invested by the White House.
Megabytes of data will be created every second for every human being on the planet.

Meet the Faculty

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Poroshat Yazdan

Poroshat Yazdan

Adjunct Professor
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Research Facilities  

The M.S. in Computer Science program shares faculty and resources with electrical and computer engineering programs, exposing you to an interdisciplinary learning and research environment that mirrors industry. 


Applied Research Center 

Florida Poly’s 90,000-square-foot Applied Research Center (ARC) was created as a research hub for the Central Florida region to become a magnet for high-tech development around the school. The Applied Research Center houses research and teaching laboratories, student design spaces, conference rooms, and faculty offices. The building also provides study areas for graduate students, and a small amount of administrative space.



SunTrax is a large-scale, cutting-edge facility dedicated to the research, development, and testing of emerging transportation technologies in safe and controlled environments. Many of the opportunities are related to tolling, ITS, and automated and connected vehicles. Additionally, the entire site is a connected environment for testing Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications.

Program Details and Admissions Requirements

Your Master of Science in Computer requires 30 credits — including 18 credits of core degree requirements, including these six (3 credit) courses: Scientific Computation and Programming, Advanced Database Systems Design Credits, Computer Networks Credits, Computation Theory Credits, Advanced Operating Systems Concepts and Advanced Algorithm Design and Analysis.

Click here for your complete program description for the Master of Science in Computer Science.

Admission to our graduate program is a selective process, and the committee will conduct a comprehensive review to assess each applicant’s promise for academic success at Florida Poly. Once the above materials have been submitted, your application will be reviewed by the Florida Poly Graduate Admission Committee.

  1. Send us your official college transcripts from all of the institutions you’ve attended. If your cumulative college GPA is below a 3.25, please also submit official GRE scores. If your cumulative college GPA is a 3.25 or higher, the Graduate Admission Committee may waive the GRE requirement.
  2. Submit two letters of recommendation.
  3. Submit a Statement of Purpose. This should be a brief summary of your research interests and goals for the program.

Please send all documents to:

Florida Polytechnic University
Office of Admissions
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, FL 33805

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Computer Science Degree, Florida Polytechnic University students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of design IT principles in a defined industry problem.
  • Conduct research and apply knowledge based on these research skills.
  • Apply knowledge of managerial skills to coordinate and execute an industry project.
  • Demonstrate understanding of applied analysis of user requirements, research skills, managerial skills and IT based knowledge.
  • Analyze and properly use current computing techniques, methods and theories in an industry scenario.

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