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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NJ,
The Department of Computer Science offers a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and an MS in Computer Science with a concentration in Informatics. The concentrations consist of taking 3 courses in a computer intensive area, or in a specialized area complementary to computer science. 


  • An MS in Mathematics with a concentration in Computer Science is offered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. This degree option is described under Mathematics.
  • The graduate program in computer science is designed for students interested in pursuing computer science theoretically as well as practically at an advanced level. While introducing students to newly developing areas of computer science, this program emphasizes the foundations and concepts of the field. Concepts are developed rather than routine programming skills. Students are prepared for professional work in the design and implementation of software systems, data base systems, operating systems, artificial intelligence, expert systems, graphics, simulation and algorithms for discrete and continuous structures that will aid in the solution of problems encountered in the scientific and business sector. The curriculum is designed to allow students to develop skills needed to achieve leadership positions in business, industry, and government in computer science or in related fields that are computer science intensive. The program also prepares teachers of computer science at the two year college, high school and middle school levels.
  • The graduate program in computer science began in 1978.  At present, there are 12 full-time faculty in the Department of Computer Science.  the special interests of the faculty include algorithms, artificial intelligence, automata theory, automated theorem proving, bioengineering, compilers, computer science education, complexity theory, computational linguistics, computational logic, cryptography, databases, data mining and knowledge discovery, design and management of information systems, expert systems, fault-tolerant computing, graphics, machine organization and architecture, neural networks, non-linear phenomena and fuzzy logic, operating systems, parallel and distributed computing, program verification, pixel and image processing, robotics, software engineering, scientific computing, and telecommunications. The department has the advantage of having professional computer scientists as both faculty and visiting specialists.  The visiting specialists are drawn from the aerospace, chemical, computer, and pharmaceutical industries. This mix of faculty affords students the opportunity to obtain an education in both the practical and theoretical aspects of computer science.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Montclair State University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Montclair State University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Science Foundations I (4 hours lecture)
  • Comptuer Science Foundations II (4 hours lecture)
  • Computer Science Foundations III (4 hours lecture)
  • Computer Science Foundations IV (4 hours lecture)
  • Mathematics for Computer Science III (3 hours lecture)
  • Software Engineering (3 hours lecture)
  • Computer Architecture (3 hours lecture)
  • Computer Algorithms and Analysis (3 hours lecture)
  • Robotics (3 hours lecture)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) (3 hours lecture)
  • Web Development (3 hours lecture)
  • Computer Networks (3 hours lecture)
  • Operating Systems (3 hours lecture)
  • Mobile Computing (3 hours lecture)
  • Database Systems (3 hours lecture)
  • Network Security (3 hours lecture).

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Send your $60 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Official transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended – they need to be in their original sealed envelopes. 
  • GRE scores
  • Applicants with a non-US degree: In lieu of a transcript, please submit a course-by-course evaluation along with U.S. degree equivalency information of your coursework from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    713 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 713 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Montclair

  • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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