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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) West Hattiesburg, MS, United States
Computing -- the theory, design, representation, processing, and use of information, is fundamentally transforming every aspect of science, engineering and technology, and their impact on society. Nowadays it is impossible to pursue scientific research in virtually any discipline without doing some form of Computing. The Computer Science M.Sc. is offered by the University of Southern Mississippi.


The School of Computing embraces its mission in research and graduate education (discovery), undergraduate education (learning), and outreach (engagement and economic development) in Computer Science, Engineering and Technology. Our vision is to combine excellent faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories, and a well-funded research program to provide opportunities for a stimulating academic environment that nurtures leading edge research and innovative education in Computer Science, Engineering and Technology. 

The spectrum of computing disciplines offered in the school and their complementary nature is unique and allows the school to offer a strong, diverse series of programs centered around computing, from the infrastructure designer's to the end user's point of view. The school's multidisciplinary resources enable students and faculty to partner with industry to explore and develop innovating applications of emerging information technologies. Together, these resources allow our students to attain a broadly based, unique education to prepare them for the ever-changing demands of the 21st century, and the school will provide a highly qualified workforce for the industries of tomorrow.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer science
  • Engineering
  • Technology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.43

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.43 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

  • Students must submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination and transcripts of all undergraduate work. International applicants must additionally submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. 
  • Applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation by professionals in computer/computational science qualified to assess the student's readiness for graduate study. 
  • In addition, applicants are encouraged to submit additional information that documents their potential for doing graduate work in computer/computational science. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for West Hattiesburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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