A Master of Science (MS) in computing from Wichita State will prepare you for a high-paying, high-demand career in the computing industry—as well as for success in a future Ph.D. program. You’ll have access to some of the best research facilities in the country and the chance to work and research with faculty and industry professionals on campus and throughout Kansas’ largest city.

Learn how Computing is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

The program is open to bachelor’s degree holders in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or any area related to information technology.

For consideration, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (or equivalent score from another country) in your bachelor's degree.

For additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Students gaining more hands-on IT experience

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With more chances to learn hands-on IT skills, students are experiencing what it's like in a corporate environment and putting their classroom knowledge to work.


The program combines study of the theoretical foundations of computing and modern research trends. Courses are taught by nationally and internationally recognized faculty who are active researchers in the fields they teach.

The program consists of at least 30 credit hours and offers three graduating options: thesis, project or coursework.


Whether you’re pursuing a promotion or preparing for a Ph.D., WSU’s vast industry connections, research opportunities and unmatched facilities create an environment for our engineering students to gain the expertise that leads to dream careers.

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