The Master of Computer Science (MCS) degree is a terminal, professional degree intended for students who plan to pursue a technical career in the computer industry. We offer two paths to the MCS degree. The traditional Professional MCS program or the Online MCS program. Past graduates occupy positions at many top technology companies, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle, Cisco, and IBM. Students in the MCS program join a lively and invigorating community of scholars in the largest academic department at Rice University.