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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #981 (BCR) Fargo, ND, United States
The Department of Computer Science and Operations Research offers the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Computer Science. Graduate course work in Operations Research is offered and may be used to provide an operations research concentration to either program.

Overview

Degree requirements

  • Research adviser should be selected by the end of the second semester at NDSU.
  • A Plan of Study listing coursework and examination committee members should be completed by the end of the second semester at NDSU.
  • All course work must be approved by the student's adviser, Supervisory Committee, department chair, and graduate dean through the plan of study.
  • A maximum of 9 semester credits may be transferred into the program. There may be a maximum of 6 credits of independent study.
  • Comprehensive Examination (on the core courses) should be completed by the end of the fourth semester.
  • Final Oral Examination on the student's research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Development Processes
  • Survey of Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithm Analysis
  • Introduction To Database Systems

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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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).

General Requirements

  • The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from an educational institution of recognized standing. Admission to the program is competitive; the following minimum requirements are necessary but are not sufficient for automatic admission.
  • The applicant for the Computer Science M.S. degree program must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all previous courses of at least 3.0 (out of 4.0) or equivalent to attain full standing.
  • The applicant for the Computer Science M.S. degree program must have a score above the median (50th percentile) for the quantitative reasoning portion of the GRE exam.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    631 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    541 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 541 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    361 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 361 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fargo

  • 870 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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