M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science

San Diego State University

12 months
9570 USD/year
9570 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.


Key facts

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
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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

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  • International

    9570 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9570 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9570 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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