Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs
Master of Science in Computer Science
The program leading to a Master of Science degree in Computer Science is research-oriented and consequently requires full-time study. The program curriculum consists of a set of required courses, major courses to provide the specialization within the program and electives. Towards the end of the program, the student will need to defend a thesis on a selected topic.  Thesis must be presented in a national or international conference.
Master in Information Technology
The Master in Information Technology program is a non-thesis terminal program for information technology educators who need to upgrade their knowledge and skills. The department has created this program in line with the Faculty Development Program of the Commission on Higher Education. The MIT curriculum of the department is a graduate program composed of 48 units of coursework and 6 units of Capstone project.  The program is consist of bridging courses (18 units), core courses (12 units) , specialization courses (18 units) and Capstone project (6 units). The electives/specialization courses maybe any six (6) graduate courses offered or accredited by the department.  Capstone project must be presented in a national or international public forum.  The MIT Program is a content course, as opposed to the education course. Students will be taught computer science, not how to teach computer science. It will provide IT educators with increased training in core computer concepts, theories and technology thus increasing their competencies.
5 Year BS Major in Computer Science/BS major in Management Information Systems MS Computer Science
The programs combine our existing undergraduate programs (BS Computer Science and BS Management Information Systems) with our graduate program (MS Computer Science). No revisions in either curriculum have been made and there are no credit overlaps between two degrees. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the end of the student’s fourth year, while the graduate degree will be awarded at the end of the fifth year. In essence, the undergraduate students under the BS-MS program will take graduate courses during their senior year, so that a student can realistically complete his/her master’s degree after an additional one year and two summers. Some rearrangements have been made on the scheduling of courses during the fourth year to accommodate graduate courses, in particular.
The BSCS-MSCS and BSMIS-MSCS five year programs would be beneficial for the students who originally wished to pursue their Masters of Science in Computer Science degree after finishing their Bachelor’s degree. The 5-year programs provide students with the opportunity to earn their Master of Science degree in 5 years along with their respective Bachelor’s degree in either Computer Science or Management Information Systems. In contrast, enrolling in the graduate program after their respective 4-year college courses would allow them to finish their MSCS in approximately 6-7 years from their college freshman year. The 5-year program significantly cuts down the number of years for them to obtain the MS degree in Computer Science.
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
The Department of Information Systems and Computer Science of the Ateneo de Manila University offers a Ph.D. program in Computer Science. This program is directed at students who intend to pursue careers in computer science research and education. Using a combination of instructional delivery and assessment techniques such as traditional classroom instruction, laboratory work, online learning, and seminar courses, the students will hone their competencies in computer science fundamentals and develop their capacity to undertake independent research.
The program is open to applicants with bachelors’ degrees in Computer Science or related fields. Master’s students or graduates may also apply. Crediting of master’s-level courses is subject to the department’s discretion.