UW-River Falls Launches New Master of Science in Computer Science Program with Open House for Prospective Students

September 26, 2014---A new master's program, a Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS), will be offered through the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls beginning in fall 2015.

The MSCS is built on the legacy of a strong undergraduate Computer Science and Information Systems Department and thriving Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. This flexible and dynamic program will enable IT professionals to gain knowledge in current and specialized computer science topics. Student will also engage in management training in order to be fully prepared for leadership roles in the IT industry.   

The MSCS will launch with an Open House from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, in Room 103 at the Hudson Center, 2501 Hanley Road, Hudson.   

Individuals are welcome to stop in any time between 6 and 8 p.m. to speak directly with graduate faculty and staff, including CBE Dean Michael Fronmueller, CSIS Department Chair Hossein Najafi, and Director of CBE Graduate Programs Leanne Van Allen. An informational presentation is set for 7 p.m.   

The Master of Science in Computer Science program at UW-River Falls offers the following:

  • Innovative schedule that allows for degree completion in less than two years
  • Hybrid class format, including evening, weekend, and daytime options supplemented by online content
  • Access to numerous IT resources and a hands-on, state-of-the-art learning environment 
  • Curriculum focused on and adaptable to current industry topics  
  • Small classes with diverse and exceptional students  
  • Distinguished faculty with significant academic experience.   

"I have wanted to start a master's program in computer science since I started my career here at UWRF and I am so excited to see the culmination of our work in this program, said Najafi. "I truly believe in the benefits of the MSCS. It focuses on the latest trends in IT, incorporates state-of-the-art technology, and integrates training in management and leadership. The curriculum is dynamic and we've built it so the program can evolve over time to adapt to the needs of the business community. If you are looking to excel in the IT field, UW-River Falls is the place for you."   

Working professionals and recent graduates interested in attending the Open House are encouraged, though not required, to RSVP. For more information about the Open House and the MSCS program, visit

Questions can be directed to Van Allen at 715-425-3335 or

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