Computer Science (M.S.)

Computer Science (M.S.)

Welcome to the Computer Science program at Rutgers-Camden. Our master’s degree program, with a concentration in scientific computing, prepares students for data-intensive careers in science, engineering, or finance. The program offers a strong foundation in algorithms and programming tailored to current and emerging computational applications.


The Computer Science program at Rutgers-Camden equips graduates with a solid foundation in theory and algorithms, enabling them to pursue further educational opportunities in Ph.D. programs in science and engineering at leading academic institutions in the U.S. and internationally. With a focus on relevant algorithms and programming, students also acquire the necessary skills for current and emerging computational applications in the industry.

Through rigorous coursework and the option for a project or thesis, students develop both theoretical knowledge and practical abilities to address diverse computational challenges, including:

 Big-data analytics

Modeling proteins for drug discovery

 Mining massive internet transaction datasets 

Forecasting ecosystem behavior

Program Overview



DEGREEMaster of Science (M.S.)
Accelerated option available
CREDITS30 credits
FORMATFull-time or part-time, on-campus
DURATION4-5 semesters
FUNDINGUniversity and Graduate School Funding Available (Partial Funding Only)

Program in Action

Professor Michael A. Palis, a computer science professor, secured a $600,000 NSF grant for the STEM Scholars Program, promoting diversity in STEM.

In this episode, Dr. Sunil Shende, the Computer Science Graduate Program Director, and students Akash Babu Pedapaga and Vivek Modi discuss program growth and student experiences.

Associate Professor Iman Dehzangi, computer science, stresses addressing AI bias amid its expanding influence to ensure fairness and reduce harm in healthcare and beyond.

Admissions Requirements



TRANSCRIPTS Official transcripts showing a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a firm foundation in linear algebra and multivariable calculus. A bachelor’s degree in a basic science or engineering field is preferred but not required.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION At least two letters of recommendation, preferably from academic references, should be presented on official letterhead and include the referees’ contact information
PERSONAL STATEMENT Personal statement (maximum two pages) about academic interests and career goals
STANDARDIZED TEST GRE scores preferred but not required

Application Deadlines

Preference is given to those submitted before the deadline for both decisions and funding opportunities. Applications received after the deadlines will be considered based on available space and budgetary constraints.




Reach Out to Us

Let’s begin a conversation about your academic and professional goals. If you have questions regarding the curriculum, faculty, admission criteria, or committee, please feel free to contact the Graduate Program Director. For administrative inquiries concerning the application process, campus tuition, and fees, reach out to the Graduate School. We are dedicated to assisting you from application to graduation day.


Dr. Sunil Shende

Graduate Director
(856) 225-6122


Erick E. Watt-Udogu

Assistant Dean, Graduate School-Camden
(856) 225-6149

Take the Next Step.

We invite you to explore the boundless opportunities that await you here, where a world-class faculty, diverse community, and innovative curriculum converge to nurture your intellect and foster your professional growth. Your future starts with a simple yet significant act – learning more about the exceptional programs we offer. So, why wait? Start your application journey with us, and together, we’ll unlock a future filled with possibilities and endless success.