The most affordable option for a Master’s of Science in Computer Science goes to Columbus State University, a public university located in the city of Columbus and a member of the University System of Georgia. Columbus State University has been regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges.
Columbus State is also the only school on the list who has its own separate school of computer science, the TSYS School of Computer Science. Like other programs on this list, CSU offers three different specializations:
- Information Assurance
- Modeling and Simulation
- Software Development
For students hoping to specialize in Information Assurance, CSU’s MSCS has been accredited by the National Security Agency as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. Their program also gives students two options for the completion of their degree, a traditional thesis option and a non-thesis option that requires more coursework and examinations.