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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, TN,
The Master of Science in Computer Science is a broad-based degree offering students strong problem-solving, communication, and team skills to design, implement, and document computer software systems. The program is known for sending well-prepared students into a lucrative job market. MTSU graduates are valued by employers ranging from tech titans such as Google to area companies.

About

Employment in the field is projected to grow at a rate of 15 percent through 2022, double the average rate of all occupations. Students, who choose from thesis and non-thesis options, are able to concentrate in specific areas or begin preparation for Ph.D. work. Master’s students also gain experience working with systems administration and helping create apps for the university. There are additional opportunities through professional organizations. Well-equipped computer labs are available extensive hours and also provide 24/7 remote software access. Video-conference attendance is possible in some classes. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available.

Computer science graduates with an advanced degree should enjoy excellent job prospects, with businesses reporting difficulty in finding highly skilled employees in the field. Computer scientists are problem-solvers who teach themselves new technologies and are able to work individually and in teams. They write programs ranging from mobile apps to complex databases to websites to high-performance scientific computing and more. Possible positions with this degree include:
  • Computer programmer
  • Applications or systems software developer
  • Database administrator
  • Web developer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Information security analyst
  • Computer systems administrator
  • Computer and information research scientist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Engineering
  • Database Management 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

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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

  • A bachelor's degree with an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university, and
  • An acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), generally at least 146 verbal. 144 quantitative, and 4.0 on analytical writing.
  • Applicants with a 2.75 undergraduate GPA and five or more years of professional work experience may submit a portfolio detailing their professional experience in lieu of the GRE.
  • If the portfolio is approved by the MPS Program, you will not be required to take the GRE.
  • Applicants who do not meet the criteria for unconditional admission may apply as a non-degree seeking student and take up to 6 hours before officially applying to the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1382 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1382 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    548 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 548 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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