Master of Science in Computer Science


Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)

The Master of Science in Computer Science program at San Jose is for students who are interested in both technology and business management aspects of technology. The program is taught within a Christ-centered environment. Graduates from this program will learn the foundations of computing with the latest computing technology. With the business management training, students will be able to be project managers and technology leaders.





The Jessup MS in Computer Science program is designed to equip graduates with the latest computing techniques. The program is based on three areas of knowledge: Data Science which includes database management and analytics; Software Development which enables our students to excel in the market of system development and security; and Platforms Architecture to empower them with the practical optimization of artificial intelligence, software engineering, and deep learning languages.

Students will acquire empirical learning through research and application practices in those computer science fields to implement efficient ways and approaches to execute constructive projects. They will also undertake primacy skills that provide them with project leadership and decision-making roles. As they attend dynamic classes, they will exchange knowledge by collaborating side-by-side with classmates and professors, bringing a Silicon Valley-like educational experience. Our program will equip students for career-ready success, qualifying them for great job positions due to their strong foundation of ethics and principles to bridge the gap between academia and the industry. What a great way to network!

  • San Jose campus located in the heart of the Silicon Valley
  • Monthly weekend classes
  • Meals provided

Classes: Fridays: 6pm – 9:45pm | Saturdays: 8am – 6:00pm

  •  Classes take place 1 weekend per month
  • 7 week-long classes
  • Personalized advising
  • Expert faculty with real-world experience
  • Career-ready curriculum that integrates Christian spiritual formation
  • $660 per unit (Financial Aid available. Yellow Ribbon College for Veterans)

Basic full admission requirements into the program are consistent with the graduate studies policies already established by the University. They include:

  • Verification of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • University application form
  • Two personal reference forms
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • No GMAT Required
  • Students have to work as part of their academic requirements

Additional Requirements

  • Verification of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent
  • A comprehensive and working knowledge of two programming languages (e.g. Java, Python, C and C++, etc.). Prefer at least two years of programming.
  • Comprehensive mastery of an operating system (e.g., Windows), skills in navigating the Internet, using computer tools such as word processors, file and document processing, spreadsheets, etc.

Major Courses (36 units)

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Project Manangement
  • Secured Systems
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Web Stack
  • Cryptography
  • Data Science
  • Database Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • 2 elective courses from any of the lists below.

Computer Science Electives

  • Programming Languages
  • Foundations in Artificial Intelligence
  • Distributed Systems
  • Computer Networking
  • Mobile Computing
  • Other courses in CS


Business IT Electives

  • Innovation & Technology
  • Information Technology Management (ERP, CRM, and BI)
  • Customer Relations Management
  • Seminars/Special Topics in Knowledge Management
  • Other Business courses 


Business Analysis Electives

  • Big Data, Predictive Analytics, and Ethics
  • Decision Models (Using Power BI & Excel)
  • Visual Analytics (Using Tableau)
  • Strategic AI for Modern Business: Principles and Practices
  • Innovating with Intelligence: A Journey through AI, Design Thinking, and Critical Analysis
  • Practical Machine Learning Applications for Business
  • Innovating with Intelligence: A Journey through AI, Design Thinking, and Critical Analysis
  • Practical Machine Learning Applications for Business

Having been established in the Silicon Valley for over 75 years, Jessup University has placed an emphasis on applying what a student learns over the course of their academic studies through internships during their junior or senior year as well as during their graduate studies. Our students benefit from these internships as it gives them an advantage when applying for graduate school or when beginning their careers upon graduation.

Internships are such a focus at Jessup that this past year, 87% of the students participated in an internship, many at Fortune 500 companies both in Sacramento and the Silicon Valley. We hope that when you are considering applying for a university to pursue your educational goals you also consider Jessup and how you could greatly benefit from participating in our internship program. Below you will find a list of companies our students have interned or have begun their careers at:

  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • Technology (Google, Apple, NVIDIA, Amazon, Hewlett Packard, Oracle, Facebook, Aerojet, Intuitive Networks, Prima Games, Inductive Automation, Solar City)
  • Financial management (Northwestern Mutual, Edward Jones, Merrill Lynch, CalPERS)
  • Banking (Bank of America, BNP Paribas, Golden I Credit Union, Wells Fargo, Five Star Bank)
  • Accounting/CPA (Deloite, Ernst & Young, Benn & Leman, State Auditor of California)
  • Sales (Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Marriott Hotels, Enterprise Rent A Car)
  • Mass media (Air 1 & K-LOVE national media network, KHTK Radio)
  • Sports Marketing (NBA Team: Sacramento Kings, Peter Jacobsen Sports)
  • Public Policy (California Governor’s office, Board of Equalization, within Assembly/Senate
  • Healthcare Administration (Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield)
    K-12 Teaching (Over 600 schools throughout the Northern California region)
  • Higher Education (Numerous Top 100 Colleges and Universities)

Ahmad A. Shaar, DBA

Program Director - MBA & MSCS Programs, San Jose; Professor

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Program Director - MBA & MSCS Programs (San Jose); Professor

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