The Master of Science degree in Computer Science at Rensselaer is a technical degree from which students may advance to positions of responsibility in the computing field with a solid foundation of knowledge to serve them. A number of students will continue into Ph.D. study and will be similarly well prepared. An M.S. degree provides considerable flexibility for management and leadership positions within the private and public sectors. RPI's M.S. students have benefitted from both the strong problem-solving orientation of CS faculty researchers as well as the culture of technology and application of the institution and within the curriculum.