MS and AMP
The Department of Computer Science offers an Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) that will enable currently enrolled, qualified, and motivated University of Arizona undergraduates to complete a BS and MS in computer science in 5 years. The BS and MS components dovetail in the student's fourth year, where they simultaneously complete the baccalaureate study and begin graduate work. Students complete the MS during the fifth year.
Master's program (MS)
Students can pursue either a thesis or a non-thesis Master’s. The non-thesis option is designed for students to develop more sophisticated programming, theoretical, and applied skills for working in industry. The thesis-based master’s degree is designed for students considering research-based careers, and may pursue a doctoral program. Only the most qualified and well-prepared students are considered for a thesis-based program, and that determination is made after a few semesters in the program. Students who successfully complete an MS degree may command a higher salary and positions with more authority and autonomy in industry.