The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) STEM Program with Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at Sofia University is a rigorous and comprehensive graduate program that provides a sound foundation in core computer science principles and cutting-edge computer science specializations. It provides thorough coverage of the theory of computer science while providing relevant, practical, and applicable knowledge in a broad range of applied and advanced topics that are enhanced by integrating theory and practice in an innovative STEM-based WIL environment. The program focuses on innovative, transpersonal, and transformative learning in the classroom and at the workplace to ensure that students are well prepared for the technical and managerial challenges of the rapidly evolving computing, engineering, and scientific industries as well as the challenges of future academic and research-based endeavors.
State Authorizations for Distance Education
Sofia University is licensed, registered, authorized, certified, or formally exempt in the following states and territories as indicated on our State Authorizations page.
Our faculty is comprised of passionate thought-leaders dedicated to bringing their expertise and knowledge to the forefront of all of our programs. Learn more about our MS in Computer Science Faculty members.
Work Integrated Learning-Based Internship Program
A student may participate in the Sofia University Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program which is fully
integrated with the degree program. In this program, they will take a 3–credit Internship class in their first quarter. Additionally, after they complete the WIL Internship class, they will be required to take a 0–credit Internship class each quarter during their program, which will aid them on their continued internship journey while in the MSCS program. Alternatively, a student may take an elective course in any program including the computer science program, the psychology program, or the business program.
Internship Eligibility for F-1 students:
To learn more about Sofia’s internship policies for check out our Domestic Internship Handbook and International Internship Handbook. Our Internship Handbook will help you learn about our Work Integrated Learning Internship Program, overall qualifications, and internal processes on how to apply.
Our MSCS STEM program offers a pedagogically integrated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component that allows all students to participate in a career-based work environment that directly maps to the MSCS curricula.
The WIL program allows students to directly apply their learning in a highly technical environment while being mentored by an experienced Internship Faculty Advisor.
All students have the opportunity of interacting on a weekly basis with other STEM WIL peers to share their professional experiences in the field and provide peer guidance and advice.
All students will be able to learn a wide range of technology skills and apply them to their MSCS program while developing lessons learned documents, work application summaries, and technical products that will reflect on their newly acquired workplace skills.
As a computer science student at Sofia University, this has been a very positive educational experience for me, and I feel very happy that I am a part of it. The faculty really care about the students and the academics are excellent. This is one of the best schools in the Bay area.
I enrolled in Sofia University’s MSCS program for its rigorous curriculum in advanced computer science topics such as artificial intelligence, drones, and robotics, its Silicon Valley location, and its faculty’s technology industry experience. The course content turned out to be innovative and cutting edge, and the program exceeded my expectations. I strongly recommend it!
Sofia University offers cutting-edge courses and concentrations that are in high demand in the computing industry. As a result, students can choose course concentrations in which they are passionate and be able to find internship opportunities in the Silicon Valley area. In this way, students can apply what they have learned in the professional industry.
I also feel my career prospects are much brighter now versus before I attended Sofia University. My concentrations in AI and Data Science will help me find a data science internship at a prestigious company in Silicon Valley.
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Plan of Study
The Master of Science in Computer Science STEM-based Work Integrated Learning (WIL) centric curriculum is comprised of the following requirements:
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