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Department of Computer Science

M.S. in Software Systems Development

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Tufts provides software system developers with the skills needed to design, build, and test systems programs. Students work closely with faculty to explore real client projects and problems that need to be solved in industry today. Choose between thesis and non-thesis degree options to best fit your career goals - the non-thesis program can be completed in as little as one year.

Research areas include:

  • Systems programming
  • Program security
  • Data management
  • Performance analysis
  • Software Development

Program Highlights:

  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized path of study
  • Mentorship from professors at the top of their fields
  • Collaborative research that crosses disciplines
  • Located within five miles of high-tech hubs of Boston and Cambridge

The Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 30 semester-hour units (SHUs) and the fulfillment of at least 10 courses; all courses must be at the 100 level or above.