M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science

Western Kentucky University

12 months
953 USD/credit
917 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree. Students in the Master's program may pursue either a thesis or non-thesis option. The Computer Science program is offered at Western Kentucky University.


 The thesis research substitutes for 6 credit hours of the program. Students who are interested in writing a thesis should contact a faculty member whose research interests overlap with theirs. This should be done during a student’s first semester of graduate study, so that thesis work can begin in the second semester.

This Computer Science program at Western Kentucky University is designed to provide post-graduate education for individuals seeking professional careers in computer science. Areas of emphasis are information systems, systems programming, computer networking, and algorithms.


Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.


Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Operating Systems II
  • Automata Theory and Compiler Construction
  • Advanced Database
  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Software Engineering and Project Management
  • For more information please visit the program website

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

  • Admission requirements include a minimum 3.0/4.0 undergraduate grade point average and a minimum combined (V+Q) GRE score of 290, with the quantitative reasoning score being 148 or better and a verbal score of 139.  In addition, applicants must have completed approximately two years of undergraduate study in computer science and mathematics, including a year of calculus. Minimum requirements include knowledge of programming in a high level language including data structures, computer organization, discrete structures, software engineering and operating systems.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    917 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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