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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) , MI,
The Master of Science in computer science degree program is designed to prepare students for significant computer-related careers in business and industry and simultaneously for further graduate study.

About

All accepted applicants, in consultation with their assigned faculty program adviser, must develop a plan of study that details specific courses the students will use to satisfy their degree requirements. The plan of study must be approved by the faculty program adviser and submitted by the student to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning.

Master’s and graduate certificate students must submit a department-approved plan of study by the end of their first semester of graduate coursework. Doctoral students must submit an approved plan of study prior to completion of the first year of coursework.

Approval by the master’s degree adviser and the department chair is required for independent study, engineering projects, a master’s thesis or special topics courses that are used toward the degree. In addition, approval of the faculty administering the independent study, advising the thesis or project or teaching the special topics course must be obtained before registering for these credits. No more than 8 thesis or project credits may be used toward the degree requirements.

Course credit

Normally, graduate credit is awarded only for courses numbered 500 or higher. However, up to 4 credits of Oakland University senior-level (400-499) courses in the major can be approved for graduate credit by the student’s adviser. With the added approval of the graduate committee of the school, an additional 4 credits of senior-level courses can also be counted toward the required credits for the degree. Course credit will not be awarded for work applied toward another degree. Students who have received credit for the 400-level version of a cross-listed senior/graduate course cannot receive credit toward a graduate degree for the 500-level version of that course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Software Modeling
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Programming Languages and Compilers
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Systems I
  • Operating Systems I
  • Computer Architecture
  • Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Applied Mathematics: Discrete Methods I
  • Computer Algebra
  • The Theory of Computation

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
  • 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:

    550

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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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Two recommendation forms
  • Applicants must submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if they graduated from an institution not accredited by a regional accrediting agency of the USA.
  • Bachelor of Science in computer science, information technology, software engineering, computer engineering, or equivalent. 
  • Admission to master’s program is selective; applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or better for regular admission.
  • Applicants from institutions with which Oakland University has an articulation agreement containing alternative admission criteria will be admitted according to the criteria in that agreement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1027 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1027 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1027 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1027 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    738 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 738 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Rochester Hills

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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