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M.S. in Computer Science with Paid Practical Training Internship and Financial Aid

MS in Computer Science students working together with experienced faculty.
Experienced MSCS faculty provide students with personal attention.

Program Structure for International Students:

  • Study for 2 semesters (1 academic year) at the University in Fairfield, Iowa, USA
  • Work in a paid practical internship in a U.S. company
  • Receive academic credit for your training
  • Receive full compensation from the company
  • Complete other Master of Science in Computer Science courses part time via distance education
  • Enroll with very small or no initial payment
  • Enter the program in February, June or October

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Program Structure for Students from the USA:

  • Study for 12-13 months at the University in Fairfield, Iowa
  • Optional 8 months practical training at a U.S. company as part of your program
  • Receive academic credit for your training
  • Receive full compensation from the company
  • Possibility to graduate in 12-13 months
  • Use Federal Student Aid with no cash payment, low interest, long term loans, including cash for expenses
  • Enter the program in February, or August
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. . . . View a description of our MS program by Administrative Director, Elaine Guthrie . . . .

Academic Schedule

The MSCS program provides a strong foundation in all of the main areas of Computer Science, with an emphasis on applied topics in current technology and software development. One main specialization is Object Oriented software development using the most current tools and systems, including Java programming language.

Academic Schedule for International Students:

  • In the Computer Professionals Program, you start with full-time study in the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program. Then you can work for up to two years at a U.S. technology company in full-paying practical training employment. Your practical training position in the computer science field is practicum, and you will receive academic credit for it.
  • The standard schedule is 7-8.5 months of full-time Master of Science in Computer Science study before starting your practical training position. During the full-time study portion of your master's degree program you will receive campus housing and meals as part of your financial aid package. You will also receive a stipend of $100 per month to pay for any other personal expenses.
  • The University has relationships with many of America's leading technology companies, but you can apply to work in an IT position at any U.S. company, and you can negotiate your own salary with help from the University.
  • Your salary will depend on your skills and experience, but first year earnings are normally US $60,000–70,000. Our students have received positions at more than 1000 U.S. companies, including Microsoft, Google, IBM, Sun, Amazon.com, Oracle, General Electric, Cisco, and Hewlett-Packard.
  • Upon completing your on-campus studies, your remaining courses are taken through part-time distance education on a flexible schedule during evenings or weekends while working at your new position.
  • Upon successful completion of the Computer Professionals Program, you will have earned an MSCS degree and gained valuable experience with an American technology company which you can apply for the benefit of your home country when you return.

Entry dates are in February, May, and October.

Continue to Admission Requirements.

Note: The Program's schedule is approximate, and subject to scheduling changes. Entry dates are subject to change or cancellation by the University at any time at its sole discretion.

 

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