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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Helotes, TX, United States
The Master of Science degree program in computer science offers integrated studies involving software and hardware. A thesis option is available for students who wish to have research experience. Two concentrations are available including Computer and Information Security and Software Engineering.

Overview

Why pursue an M.S. in Computer Science?

  • The Department of Computer Science offers comprehensive programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels, with approximately 400 undergraduates, 80 M.S. students and 70 Ph.D. students.
  • The Master's degree program offers optional concentrations in Software Engineering and in Computer and Information Security.
  • The Master's degree program offers thesis and non-thesis options that allow students to gain valuable experiences in cutting-edge research. The research activities and experimental facilities have been well-supported by various federal research and infrastructure grants.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Database Management Systems 
  • Large-Scale Data Management 
  • Data Mining 
  • Topics in Data Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Machine Learning
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • User Interfaces and Usability
  • Developing Secure Systems and Software
  • Software Specification and Verification

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Apply Online - Graduate Application
  • Domestic Application Fee: $50 / International Application Fee: $90
  • All applicants must submit the completed application with all of the required materials to complete their application
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Test Scores
  • Personal Statement/Letter of Intent/Artist Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Any additional application requirements may be uploaded

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25964 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    51928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25964 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    16872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8436 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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