An advanced degree built for the future

The new Master of Science in Computer Science degree program is built on a 96-year foundation of engineering and computer science education at University of the Pacific. The two-year program, taught at the iconic ivy-covered campus in Stockton, California, teaches students advanced techniques and best practices of professional research and establishes the intellectual foundations for achieving excellence in the field of computer science. Graduates of the degree program will be prepared to create new technologies and enhance existing systems with a curriculum that dives into machine learning, data science, virtual reality, and more.


Students will have the opportunity to take graduate-level courses from disciplines outside of Computer Science, such as business, engineering management, and computer engineering, as part of the MSCS degree, preparing them to work in interdisciplinary settings that are common in industry today.

Faculty Mentorship

Pacific’s distinguished computer science professors serve as dedicated faculty advisors and engage with the international computing community to provide students with exceptional experiential learning opportunities.

A message from
Dean Steven Howell

"With over 500,000 computer science job postings in the state last year, it is clear that the demand for computer science professionals far exceeds the capacity of California universities to produce graduates. We are thrilled to offer this new master's degree program to prepare the  next generation of students for success in this burgeoning job market.”

Dean Steven Howell outside of Chambers Technology Center

Students in the MSCS program will complete a total of 30 units*, featuring courses in:

  • Machine Learning
  • Virtual Reality
  • Data Science
  • Cybersecurity

*Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science may be required to take 16 or more additional units to complete the MSCS degree.

  • Undergraduate degree in any field
  • Official Transcripts (3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA)
  • GRE score (300 minimum score)*
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement


*Waived for Pacific undergraduate students
Additional requirements for international applicants may be found here.


Coming Fall 2022: An online program to fit your needs

Experience Pacific's standard of excellence from the comfort of your home. When you choose our online Master of Science in Computer Science program, you will receive the same quality of education and support as your on-campus peers.


Video Tour of the Program