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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , CA,
The Master of Science in Computer Science program at the University of San Francisco provides students with a broad background in software development and other core disciplines of computer science, ranging from systems, networking, and distributed programming to algorithms and theory.

About

The MSCS degree provides a broad background in software development and other core disciplines of computer science. Graduates of the program are well prepared both for positions in industry, or to continue their studies at a PhD program.

Learning Outcomes

  • understanding of advanced topics in computer science including software engineering, algorithms, artificial intelligence, programming languages, parallel computing, networking, and low-level systems
  • ability to design, implement, and debug large-scale software application
  • ability to evaluate and understand advanced research from computer science literature
  • effective communication and team participation skills with respect to software development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Software Development
  • Algorithms
  • Systems Foundations
  • Programming Languages

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Language Requirement
  • Test Requirements
  • Transcript (Academic Record)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1385 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1385 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1385 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1385 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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