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Coming Fall 2023: Brand-new Accelerated Computer Science Program

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From smartphones to artificial intelligence to cybersecurity, computing technology is developing at an explosive rate. As a result, companies have an increasing demand for individuals with a strong computer science foundation who are ready to take on software development projects. These fast-paced demands call for a fast-paced educational program that efficiently builds practical skills.

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) Extension and International Programs (EIP) is excited to announce the launch of their brand-new Fall 2023 program, Accelerated Master’s in Applied Computer Science (AMACS). This 16-month, 30-unit program will provide students with state-of-the-art knowledge of modern computing technologies and help them develop the practical skills that industries are eagerly seeking.

Dr. Christopher Ryu, Chair of the CSUF Computer Science Department and creator of the AMACS program, feels that the traditional 2-year length of a Master’s in Computer Science “does not always adapt to the rapid advancements in technology at the pace expected in the industry.” The fast-tracked curriculum of AMACS is designed to incorporate quickly-evolving technology trends and teach students how to meet workforce demands.

This program is ideal for individuals who:

  • Obtained an undergraduate degree in computer science (or closely related field) and are looking to advance their education
  • Have prior experience with software development and need training or upskilling

Completing this program can lead to a variety of careers, including:

  • Senior software developer/engineer
  • Web/mobile application developer
  • Information security analyst
  • Project manager/director

Applicants without an undergraduate degree in computer science or a closely related field may be considered based on their qualifications equivalent to the required prerequisites or work experience.

For those interested in the Accelerated Master’s in Applied Computer Science program, sign up on the interest list here as we are in the process of developing an entire microsite for this new degree program.

Debbie Vengco