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Northern Kentucky University

Department of Computer Science

Highland Heights, KY

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Northern Kentucky University

Overview

Northern Kentucky University / Department of Computer Science is located in Highland Heights, KY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Geographic information systems
(Certificate) Secure software engineering
Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) Computer science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33
Applied
14
Accepted
8
Enrolled
42%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st June 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, at least 4 semesters of undergraduate study in computer science including intermediate computer programming and data structures, one year of calculus, one course in discrete mathematics

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

26
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 3.85%
White or Caucasian 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.85%
Unknown 3.85%

Gender

Male (80%)
Female (19%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time - 6
Part-time - 2

Research

Focus of faculty research: Data privacy, data mining, wireless security, secure software engineering, secure networking
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Louie B Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY  41099
United States
Contact Dr. Jeff Ward
Interim Director
Email: wardj1@nku.edu
Phone: 859-572-1453

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