The road to becoming a world-class computer scientist often begins with a recognized education. To find one, look no further than Louisiana State University (LSU). This institution is home to a strong computer science and engineering division that offers the graduate offerings that lead to success.
Would you like to accelerate a lucrative high tech career with a certificate? Looking to hone your existing skills with a masters degree? Ready to make your doctoral dreams come true? Everything can be done here.
Accredited by the ABET Computer Accreditation Commission, the division understands the importance of diverse and accessible pathways in what is emerging as one of the fastest growing academic disciplines of our time. Its growth is the result of a strong demand for professionals which is only getting stronger. The division offers several specialization / concentration options including cybersecurity, data science, cloud computing, and software engineering as part of its bachelor’s degree in computer science. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in computer and information technology occupations is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations, at 13% from 2020 to 2030 and the addition of approximately 667,600 new jobs. LSU is ready to fill the void.
The division’s Master of Computer Science (MCSC) degree is designed to prepare students for IT-focused careers and is also an ideal stepping stone to a PhD. The program covers the main topics of theory, algorithms, operating systems, programming languages, computer graphics and vision, databases and analysis, deep learning, artificial intelligence and software development.
Of course, there is no shortage of customization possibilities. LSU Computer Science and Engineering offers three MS concentrations: Basic Computer Science, Computer Science, and Systems Science. Each student can choose a path that will eventually lead to a thesis or a project. Students are also free to explore beyond their curriculum by seeking applied or interdisciplinary courses that can further prepare them for their specific goals. All paths ultimately lead to a rigorous understanding of computer science.
Upon completion, graduates have the training and research skills to apply knowledge in new and innovative ways. Those interested in research careers in universities or industrial laboratories might opt for a Doctorate in Computer Science from LSU (PCSC). Its advanced program covers several areas related to theoretical foundations, systems and architecture, databases and data analysis, software, computer science and digital media.
Each program in LSU’s Computer Science and Engineering Division is delivered by a dynamic, world-class group of educators. They follow the advice of an industry advisory board made up of accomplished professionals from companies such as IBM, Chevron and Electronic Arts who volunteer to support the educational mission and goals of the division. In recent years, experts in emerging fields such as cloud computing, big data, computer vision, cybersecurity and many more have joined the faculty to maintain the competitive advantage of the program.
Recently, the faculty reflected on a brand new graduate certificate program to ensure that more people will be equipped to join the growing number of companies that are placing more emphasis on cloud computing (67% of all enterprise infrastructure will be cloud-based by the end of 2021). The Online Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Machine Learning teaches the art of mastering cloud computing frameworks, cloud infrastructure and blockchain applications. With the program serving as a golden ticket across several industries, it also emphasizes the importance of project management – an increasingly important skill among some of the industry’s most sought-after technical jobs. The best part? Its flexible format allows upskillers and reskillers to participate from anywhere in the world. One year is enough to acquire the skills for which today’s employers are willing to pay a heavy price.
Graduates will qualify for in-demand roles such as software engineer, full-stack architect, network administrator, cloud engineer, cloud architect, data analyst, security specialist, and Java developer.
Measuring yourself has never been easier, thanks to LSU’s affordability. In 2019, it was ranked the best university in Louisiana in the Forbes 2019 America’s Best Value Colleges ranking. Today, the university continues to offer financial aid in abundance. In fact, students admitted to the Computer Science and Engineering Division will automatically be considered for financial aid.
Interested in starting your computer literacy journey? Click here to begin the Computer and Engineering Division application process now.
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