Master of Science and Professional Science Masters in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods
The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology and the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics at Austin Peay offer both an online and on-campus Master
of Science and Professional Science Masters ideal for professionals in a wide variety
of science and math career fields.
The Master of Science (M.S.) and Professional Science Masters (P.S.M.) in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods bring together science and business skills to give students a greater competitive advantage in the workforce. Both degrees enable students to pursue advanced training while working fulltime. The concentrations listed below are ideal for anyone with a bachelor’s degree, working in industry or military, and/or having a desire to advance their career with a technical degree. These programs are designed to allow students to complete their degrees while continuing to hold employment.
The M.S. and P.S.M. programs offer five concentrations:
- Data Management and Analysis (online and on-campus)
- Predictive Analytics (online and on-campus)
- Information Assurance and Security (on-campus)
- Mathematical Finance (on-campus)
- Math Instruction (only offered as a Master of Science)
Intended as an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs, P.S.M. programs normally consist of study in a designated science or mathematics discipline but also contain a professional component that provides a fundamental education in professional fields such as communication, policy, business, law, or cybersecurity.
The programs are offered online, hybrid, and on-campus through the APSU Clarksville Campus and the Fort Campbell Campus allowing for students to gain admission for all terms. The Data Management and Analysis and Predictive Analytics concentrations will soon offer classes on campus and online.
|Dr. Matt Jones
|Dr. Jiang Li
Data Managemetnt and Analysis
Dr. Joseph Elarde
Dr. Jackie Vogel
Required Application Materials
Application for admission
Application Fee: $45 domestic or $50 international
Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution indicating a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5
Official transcripts (in English) from all colleges attended
GRE scores are not required (optional)
Students interested in the Information Assurance and Security concentration must have a minimum score of 140 on both the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the GRE, or have a GPA found acceptable by the Department
Resume listing three references
Personal Essay (The Personal Essay should be no longer than one page and should address the applicant’s career goals, why the applicant wishes to pursue the PSM at APSU, and the applicant’s quantitative/analytical background in terms of prior coursework, research, and/or employment)
Military documents, if applicable
- International students who wish to apply to the Information Assurance and Security concentration must apply under Engineering Technology and indicate program of interest on the application
Admission decision by the Professional Science Masters department selection committee
Admission decisions will be based largely on coursework and performance in all previous degree programs, GRE scores (optional), and the personal essay. The academic transcript, scores, and/or work experience of successful applicants must include evidence of aptitude, knowledge, and skill in algebra, quantitative literacy, and foundations of computer programming. Some background in statistics or calculus is desirable and will strengthen an application, as will additional experience in computer programming. Only completed application packets will be forwarded to the committee for review.
International Admission Requirements
To view graduate programs available to international students, refer to the Graduate Programs for International Students page on the College of Graduate Studies website. Dependent upon program and/or visa status, additional graduate admission requirements must be met. Please refer to the Admission Requirements for International Students page on our website for detailed information and forms that may be required. All admission documents must be received and processed before selection committee review.
Regular Admission will be granted to applicants who have met all entrance requirements. To be granted conditional admission, unofficial transcripts and entrance exam scores may be submitted until the official documents are received by Graduate Admissions. If official documents are not received as prescribed in the current Graduate Bulletin all classes will be dropped. Denied admission status will be granted to applicants who do not meet the regular or conditional criteria for admission to the program.