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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Provo, UT, United States
The Computer Science Department mission is to advance truth and knowledge to enhance the education of students, enrich the quality of life, and contribute to a resolution of world problems.

Overview

Students in the Master of Science program in the Computer Science Department are prepared to be technical problem solvers, are competent in the state of the art, and have mastered a particular aspect of Computer Science. All students are active in at least one of the Department's research labs and work closely with a faculty advisor in the completion of their M.S. thesis. Consequently, they are able to engage in further research where computers will have a significant impact. M.S. graduates are an asset to their employers as they demonstrate increased insight into solving problems, and are able to manage and complete significant projects. Graduates are prepared with a solid background in both theoretical foundations and practical training for the lifelong learning necessary in this fast-moving field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • Computer-Aided Geometric Design
  • Theoretical Foundations of Computing
  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Computer Vision
  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Interactive Software Systems
  • Computer Networks

For more information please visit the program website.

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:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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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

  • Online application only.
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  • Obtain an Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • Request letters of recommendation
  • Application Fee
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  • All international applicants applying to the Computer Science program must complete a foreign credential evaluation with IERF and request to have the official report sent electronically to BYU Graduate Studies (before the applicable program application deadline) in order to considered eligible for admission.
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    1664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 832 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Provo

  • 944 - 1640 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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