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Degree

Master of Engineering

Program Length

1 Year

Issued By

Cornell University
Technology exists to meet human needs and solve human problems. And today’s technology-driven start-ups need engineers and computer scientists who also understand the business side of bringing innovative solutions to market. Cornell Tech’s Master in Computer Science will give students the technical skills needed to develop cutting edge solutions while exposing them to entrepreneurship and product management.
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Computer Science at Cornell Tech

Learn Through Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

No matter where you apply your computer science and engineering skills, you’ll most likely be working in collaboration with product and project managers, sales and marketing executives, even lawyers. Your success will depend on your ability to speak their language, to see how your technological expertise fits into the greater whole of the company, and to draw inspiration from every part of the business.

In Cornell Tech’s Master in Computer Science program, you’ll not only get a rock solid technical education, you’ll learn side-by-side with business and law students as well as other technology students. You’ll work together in teams to develop your own business in the Startup Studio and develop innovative solutions for real business clients as part of your Company Challenge in Product Studio. In the process, you’ll develop the kind of business savvy and communication skills—as well as peerless technical know-how—that have made previous graduates prime recruiting targets of companies like Google, Facebook, and numerous startups.

Who Should Apply?

You should apply to Cornell Tech’s Master in Computer Science if you have an academic background in computer science or a related technical field, a strong entrepreneurial streak, and a passion to lead in the tech industry. If you do not have a technical academic background, you should have taken courses in software engineering and linear algebra and have working knowledge of data structures and algorithms.

A Master of Engineering in Computer Science is also offered on Cornell’s Ithaca campus with more opportunities for elective courses than Cornell Tech’s entrepreneurship and product development focused studio curriculum. Learn more.

Unlike the Ithaca-based CS Masters program, Cornell Tech does not offer a third semester option for their CS Masters students.

Topics Covered

  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science
  • Computer Security & Privacy
  • Computer Vision
  • NLP
  • HCI
  • Systems (Computer)


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