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Computer Science, M.Sc.

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About

Our program blends strong and practical education with high quality research and project activities. In addition to a general program covering the breadth of the computing discipline, the department offers three sub-specializations or concentrations:

  • The concentration in Software Engineering covers the design and development of large yet useable software systems in a world where software teams are distributed globally.
  • The concentration in Computing for Life Sciences covers the development of computer applications and technologies aimed at supporting the burgeoning biotechnology industry.
  • The concentration in Computing and Business provides a blended approach providing students with a solid technical background in computer science as well as core topics in modern business practices.

Programme Structure

Computing Foundations

  • Analysis of Algorithms II
  • Advanced Automata Theory
Computer Systems
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Systems Architecture
  • High Performance Computing
Software Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Advanced Object Oriented Design and Development

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

These are mandatory requirements

  • SFSU Online Application Form (Cal State Apply (link is external))
  • Undergraduate minimum GPA: 3.0 or higher
  • TOEFL Score
  • 4-year Bachelors Degree
  • Current general GRE (taken within last 3 years, submitted both electronically directly from ETS and uploaded as a PDF to your Cal State Apply application)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (Uploaded by your recommender in the Cal State Apply Application)
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

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    3588 USD/year
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  • National

    3588 USD/year
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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