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The power of your degree

The ALIGN MSCS program delivers both the knowledge needed to transition into a new career and the practical skills to make the leap. You will:

  • Develop the ability to recognize and solve problems arising in modern computing
  • Assimilate ideas and concepts from theoretical studies and hands-on design and programming
  • Acquire skills in software and application design, network infrastructure, and other dynamic and emerging computer science areas

Upon successful completion of required courses, you can apply for a full-time co-op or summer internship at some of the industry’s leading companies—and start building real-world experience and career-advancing connections. Recent Align co-op employers include:

  • Amazon
  • Concur
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Novartis
  • Staples
  • Zillow

Here’s what our students have to say about the ALIGN Program:

“ALIGN provides a unique opportunity to dive into new, promising technological ventures.”

– Aileen Novero

BA Classics, ALIGN MSCS, ‘17

“Seeing the value of having a background in engineering or computer science prompted me to seek out a way to get that experience. This program was my way.”

– Andrew Dickens

BA Business, MBA, ALIGN MSCS ’17

“As an aerospace engineer, I didn’t think it was possible to pursue a career path in computer science until I found ALIGN. The program gives me the opportunity to get a master’s degree and opens the door to a whole new career path, one that combines my existing background with new knowledge.”

– Stephen Court

BEng Automotive Engineering Design, ALIGN MSCS ’16


ALIGN MS in Computer Science Curriculum

Overview Program Requirements

*Please note: course offerings will vary by location and modality. Please contact the graduate admissions office for details.



map showing Boston, Charlotte, Seattle, Silicon Valley

Boston: On campus, hybrid
Charlotte: Hybrid (starting Fall 2017)
Seattle: On campus, hybrid
Silicon Valley: On campus