24 months
25686 USD/year
25686 USD/year
8738 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students may earn at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology a Master of Science degree in Computer Science or a Master of Science degree in Computer Science with Specialization in Information Technology through cooperation with the Information Technology faculty.


The M.S. program in Computer Science at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is based on course work as well as research (either thesis or independent study option). The student must meet the general requirements of the Graduate Program. In addition, the student must fulfill the following requirements, depending on the research option:

  • Without Thesis
  • With Thesis

Students earning a Master of Science degree in Computer Science can choose the Specialization in Information Technology. 

Key facts:

  • The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is focused on an exciting and rapidly growing body of knowledge with constantly changing emphasis.
  • The curriculum of the department includes courses in both theory and application. It prepares students to apply the principles of logic and mathematics to the design and construction of hardware and software systems using current engineering paradigms and also exposes them to major applications of computing.
  • Our graduate programs provide students the opportunity to take courses, select advisory committee members, and pursue research in an area of interest to a faculty supervisor. The Master of Science in Computer Science program is designed for students who wish to further broaden or deepen their knowledge of computer science and applications. Master’s students usually participate in faculty research projects to complete their thesis or (non-thesis) independent study report.
  • The department has been certified, since 2002, by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. Since 2009, the department has also been certified as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research.
  • The department has its own network of computers and servers plus a variety of other equipment in several laboratories. The Tech Computer Center supports a larger network that is also available to the department. Computing equipment at the research labs associated with Tech includes both symmetric multiprocessors and special purpose massively parallel computers. The department also has access to massively parallel machines at national laboratories and supercomputing centers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Computer Science Course Catalog

  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Computer Programming using Python
  • Programming
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
Information Technology Course Catalog
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Programming,
  • Object Oriented Programming

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We accept and review applications throughout the year. 


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The following are required for graduate applications:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Unofficial GRE scores
  • Unofficial TOEFL or IELTS scores for international students whose first language is not English. English Language Requirements
  • Recommendations letters (three)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25686 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25686 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8738 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Socorro

845 - 1320 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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