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    at Hood College?
    You'll prepare for challenging and interesting career opportunities.      Learn more

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    Hood's location is ideal for finding your preferred internship and career. Hood's CS and IT graduates are in high demand.Learn more

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Recent Department News

Planning forms are now available for all graduate programs in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Management Information Systems. You can find them on the corresponding program pages under the "Requirements" sections.

The guides show the program requirements with prerequisites and the terms that they will be offered.

Gary Gillard, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Information Technology passed away peacefully on November 1, 2017, at Integrace Copper Ridge after a multi-year struggle with Parkinson's disease.

Professor Gillard was an active member of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology from 1991 to 2013. During his tenure, he taught several courses in information technology.

Monday, August 7, 2017 FREDERICK, Maryland—The Maryland Higher Education Commission has approved Hood College to begin its Master of Science in Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is the ability to protect or defend the use of cyberspace from cyber attacks. It is an emerging discipline focused on the development of methods and techniques for the protection of data, information, systems, networks and infrastructural assets. “Our new cybersecurity program is designed to work with local technology companies and government organizations,” said Hood President Andrea Chapdelaine, Ph.D.

Tom Corcoran and Raf Zamora toured 'Cori', the fifth most powerful supercomputer in the world, which they used while working on an internship at Berkeley Lab.

Yashraj Sinha is a recent alumnus of Hood’s Masters in Computer Science program. An international student from India, Yashraj completed an internship with Cisco Inc. last summer, an experience which he credits as being instrumental in landing a fulltime position after graduation. The Graduate School caught up with Yashraj and he shared the highlights of his Hood experience.

How would you describe your time at Hood and in Frederick in general?
It has been one of my best experiences in life so far. Coming to Hood was the first time I traveled outside my country. I also experienced snow for the first time in Frederick.

The full text of their chat is continued in the article.

 CS & IT students featured in video

Departmental graduate students Okuneye Oluwadamilola (MS in IT), Minghua Liu (MS in CS) and Samjhana Basnet (MS in IT) were featured in an informational video developed by the Hood Graduate School. They describe their experiences as international students at the Graduate School at Hood College.

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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Learn concepts in the classroom and apply them in up-to-date laboratories.
Be prepared for a career and graduate study in computer science.
Accredited by ABET-CAC

Minors in
Computer Science
Web Development

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Master of Science in Computer Science
Enhance your professional qualifications and stature.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Study core subject areas and skill sets in the Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

Master of Science in Information Technology
Obtain career preparation and professional development.

Master of Science in Management Information Systems
Prepare for managing info tech projects and teams..

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Certificate

Cybersecurity Certificate
Study the Information Security essential body of knowledge and be prepared for the CISSP
Develop skills essential for a security specialist or information security manager.

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