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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Boston, MA, United States
The MS program is intended as a preparation for professional careers in software development, although it will also provide the background for further graduate work leading to the PhD degree. The program stresses the integration of theoretical knowledge with practical applications. The course curriculum includes a two semester software engineering capstone project.
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Overview

Welcome to the Computer Science department at UMass Boston! The goal of the department is to offer excellence in research, teaching and technical skills.

If you are wondering what you can do with a Computer Science degree, there are several career options available to you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Computer Science occupations are projected to grow more than twice as fast as the average for all other occupations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Object-Oriented Software Development
  • Software Development Laboratory
  • Theory of Computation
  • Theory of Formal languages
  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • User Interface Design
  • Database Management Systems
  • Architecture of Database Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    79

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    550

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General Requirements

To apply for admission to graduate study at UMass Boston, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of recognized standing, or an international equivalent.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    31425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31425 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    16115 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16115 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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