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Computer Science, M.S.


The Graduate School at Hood College offers a master’s degree program in Computer Science that meets marketplace demands for highly technical professionals who approach data with passion and thrive on the pursuit of answers and solutions. Offered at the school's Frederick, Maryland campus, the program is ideal for individuals who want to acquire or update their skills in cutting-edge computer science technologies – and tackle the challenges inherent in capturing, storing, sharing, transferring and analyzing data.  

Instruction from experts

Faculty members are specialists in robotics, website design, software engineering, digital electronics, scientific visualization and more. They bring their expertise into the classroom, sharing in-depth knowledge and practical experience in a contemporary context. Advanced courses in emerging areas — such as artificial intelligence, parallel computing and data mining — build on mastery gained in algorithm analysis, operating systems, computer architecture and other core requirements.


Thanks to small classes and readily available faculty, students can count on personal attention and advice when selecting the courses and specialty track that best suits their career goals. The elective sequence may include a thesis, fieldwork or software engineering project. With careful selection of electives, students can concurrently complete or make significant progress toward the Certificate in Cybersecurity. Evening classes accommodate daytime work schedules.

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Hood is strategically located at the top of Maryland’s technology-rich I-270 corridor. Lockheed Martin, Life Technologies, Boeing and NIST and are just a few of the leading-edge businesses and government agencies in the region that look to Hood’s master’s program for highly qualified job candidates.

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Program Director:
Xinlian Liu, Ph.D.



Graduate School Assistant Director:
Julie Hames