Computer Science

San Diego State University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
9154 USD/year
9154 USD/year
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The department at San Diego State University offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science degree in Computer Science.


The areas in which courses are offered include software, systems, architecture, artificial intelligence, and computer science theory. A Master’s degree in Computer Science at San Diego State University provides education and creative experience to prepare graduates for advanced professional employment in industry or government, or for college-level teaching.

Master’s level research projects are available in the following areas of computer science: distributed systems, multiprocessing, operating systems, graphics, neural networks, formal languages, numerical methods, robotics, signal processing, and computational complexity. Specialized laboratories exist for microprocessor architecture, graphics, and robotics and intelligent machines.

See Prospective Students for information about requirements for admission and how to apply to the program. The SDSU graduate bulletin contains the university wide requirements for a master’s degree and a description of the computer science masters and complete department requirements.  Once admitted you will want to review the Orientation and Handbook for New Graduate Students.

Financial Aid

The department offers a very limited number of teaching assistantships. The application form (PDF) contains instructions for applying. Teaching assistants normally teach two lower division sections (6 units) per semester. SDSU has financial aid office and scholarship office that can provide some financial aid.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering
  • Algorithms and Complexity: Computer Science
  • Problems Bioinformatics); Mathematics 
  • Intelligent Systems and Robotics: Computer Science 
  • Machine Learning
  • Applied Computer Vision
  • Distributed Systems and Web Technology: Computer Science 
  • Big Data Tools Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Cal State Apply Application
  • Create an SDSU WebPortal Account
  • Submit Official Transcripts and Diploma/Degree Certificate
  • Submit Official Test Scores
  • Submit Program Specific Documents
  • Applicants who have earned a three-year baccalaureate degree from an international institution, may be considered for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9154 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9154 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9154 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9154 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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Computer Science
San Diego State University


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