Director: George J. Grevera, Ph.D.
Barbelin 213, 610 660-1535, firstname.lastname@example.org
The program is intended to provide a comprehensive approach to advanced study in computer science. It also prepares the student to hold a variety of professional and technical positions in all areas of computer science.
Typical graduates will find employment in industry/business; in research and development, computer software development, computer security, state-of-the-art graphics and animation technologies, the Internet, e-commerce, and Web and database technologies. Many students also pursue Ph.D.’s as well
Admission Requirements and Procedures
Application to the program does not require a GMAT test, as assessment is based on examining the applicants’ transcripts. There is also no minimum GPA required. Applicants should have the following undergraduate preparation:
The equivalent of the following courses currently required in the undergraduate Computer Science program:
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
These courses use the Java programming language; comparable programming experience in an object oriented language such as C++ or C# is acceptable.
The equivalent of the following courses in an undergraduate Mathematics or Computer Science program.
New students will be required to take a placement examination in these subjects. Students who are deficient in these requirements must take and earn (without graduate credit) a grade of B in the appropriate courses.
Applicants should submit or have sent to the Office of Graduate Operations the following:
a completed Saint Joseph’s University graduate application.
official sealed transcript(s) of undergraduate/graduate coursework. If you are a SJU graduate the Office of Graduate Operations will obtain your SJU transcripts for you.
two letters of recommendation appraising the candidate’s promise and capacity for graduate study, reflecting, from a professional’s point of view, the candidate’s ability to pursue a rigorous, independent course of study at the graduate level.
a personal statement outlining the candidate’s professional goals and educational objectives for the program, including the applicant’s rationale for program choice and professional study.
$35 application fee – waived if attended an Open House or an SJU graduate.
Students may choose to graduate with an:
M.S. degree in computer science: General Option, or
M.S. degree in computer science: Concentration Option