Allegheny College has a formal agreement with the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University to offer a 3-2 cooperative program. Students who enroll in this accelerated master's degree program will complete three years of study at Allegheny College and two years at Carnegie Mellon University. Upon completion of this program, the student will receive both a bachelor's and master's degree in less time than is usually required to earn both of these degrees. More information on Allegheny College's cooperative programs can be found at the Cooperative Program Site.
The cooperative programs for computer science are related to information systems and security:
The MISM and MSISPM degrees provide skills that lead to careers at high tech firms (Google, Microsoft), consulting firms (e.g., PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young) and the financial industry (e.g., Credit Suisse and JP Morgan Chase), the federal government (e.g., NSA CIA) and federally funded research and development centers (e.g., CERT and Sandia National Laboratories). Students completing this 3-2 program work for companies in places like New York, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, with new graduates securing full-time positions with very competitive salaries.
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Carnegie Mellon University, H. John Heinz III College
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