professional programs testimonials

The Professional MS in Computer Science degree has helped me learn a lot of new concepts and foray into some fascinating areas of technology. The practical problem-solving based approach and the fast-paced nature of the program is well suited for working professionals. The course Analysis of Algorithms was extremely well-structured because it gave me an opportunity to learn key concepts in a short span, especially considering my undergraduate degree was in a non-computer science field. I never realized how much I would learn from courses like Multimedia Systems and Sensor Networks/Smart Systems since they focus heavily on insights mainly driven by data and AI. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the professors who were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and flexible in terms of understanding the professional commitments the students have. I am sure this degree is going to make me more marketable because the program on a broader scale is tailored to keep in pace with the latest developments in technology, mainly in the IoT (Internet of Things) world. 

- Ganesh Swaminathan
Software Engineer
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

I had been searching for the right degree program for years, and it was hard to find a high-quality master’s program that I could do while keeping my full-time job. This program was the best investment of time and money I’ve ever made, and the courses have exceeded my expectations. The program changed my life and has been instrumental in me making a complete career switch. I am incredibly grateful to FAU for the opportunity they’ve given me and could not be prouder to be an FAU student.

-Hugh Bennett
Software Engineer

The FAU Professional MS in Computer Science program has exposed me to the latest trends and technologies in the industry and allowed me to expand my professional network. The courses had a flexible format using face-to-face and online delivery, allowing me to enroll in classes while working full time. Continuing my education with master’s and PhD degrees from FAU has helped move my professional career to the next level. I got promoted to senior technical staff software engineer, then senior staff manager and chief architect for the IBM CIO Cloud Platform, and currently I am VP of Data Science and Data Engineering at rewardStyle company, a career pathway that fulfilled my lifetime professional goals. 

-Dr. David Jaramillo
VP of Data Science and Data Engineering
Adjunct Professor

One of the things that I have enjoyed most about this program is that it has allowed me to expand my professional network with engineers, data analysts, managers and more from other local companies in my field.  It has also allowed me to gain hands-on experience in different areas of the computer science field, such as tools used in machine learning and developing home automation with Raspberry Pis, to name a few, which I likely would not have been exposed to at my job. There has also been a good balance of theory vs. implementation which I feel is essential, especially at a Master’s degree level.

- Delia Drumm
Senior Cloud DevOps Engineer

The administration of the FAU Professional MS in Computer Science program is exceptional.  The administrators are ver y supportive, responsive and always provide guidance.  As a full-time employee, it has been crucial to have this invaluable resource. Professionally, the program has already yielded value.  I have accepted a new job supervising an Innovation team focused on Data Science and Analytics. Courses in Data Mining and Emerging Wireless Networks are directly applicable to my new role. Even the course in Multimedia Systems, a field which is new to me, was of great value in imparting knowledge on patent processes and FAU’s important role in the growth of this field.

- Terence Farmer
JM Family