Master of Science

Computer Game Development



The Master of Science in Computer Game Development is designed for those interested in game development programming at the highest level, including computer science and computer graphics professionals retooling for the game industry. At DePaul, game development isn't a stand-alone program; rather, it is made up of intersecting, complementary disciplines. In this program, you'll learn about software engineering, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, animation, software architecture and networking. The game development program addresses the real-world needs of industry through special, topic-based classes. For example, DePaul was one of the first universities to offer a game development course for smart phones. Courses are taught with a mixture of theory and applied practice. Covering both emerging trends and proven knowledge, the program's content is always relevant and current. This "best of both worlds" combination allows students to understand the connection between realized applied systems and issues they'll likely face professionally in years to come.

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Admission Process

The graduate application process involves completing an online application, sending in your transcripts and submitting any supplemental material (e.g., letters of recommendation, certifications, etc.). To learn more about the process, visit our Graduate Admission page for more information.

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Game Labs

There are four primary labs used by students in the Computer Game Development program: game development and research labs, game play lab, augmented reality lab and playtest and usability lab.

Online Learning

Online Learning

Some courses are available for review and playback ONLINE.

Career Pathways

Exciting career opportunities await our Game Development graduates! Visit the Career Pathways page to learn more about how you can apply your skills in the job market.

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