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Computer Science

California State University San Marcos

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
16680 USD/year
16680 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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About

The mission of the graduate program in Computer Science at California State University San Marcos is to provide graduate education of the highest caliber to qualified students from the local community and beyond, leading to the Master of Science degree.

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Overview

Its objective is to prepare students for a variety of positions in business, industry, and the public sector; for continued study at the doctoral level; or for academic careers at the two-year college level. We believe that excellent graduate education is best accomplished in an atmosphere in which graduate students are closely mentored by the faculty. The faculty in Computer Science is committed to the study of Computer Science as a scientific enterprise, and the Master of Science in Computer Science will encourage the development of critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills. In keeping with the mission of the University, we offer a curriculum that includes opportunities for applied experiences to enhance the professional development of our students and to contribute to the community around us. In addition, our program seeks to recognize the global awareness of the computing world and to build links with higher education institutions in the world.

The Master of Science Program in Computer Science at the California State University San Marcos provides breadth in several areas and depth in a specialized area in the rapidly advancing theoretical and practical aspects of Computer Science. Common to these offerings are the intelligent challenges and analytical skills of computational problem-solving methodologies.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a Master of Science in Computer Science will be able to:

  • Analyze the architectures of various communication protocols and emerging technologies in local and wide area networks.
  • Design, implement and test software based on the object-oriented paradigm to meet specific requirements.
  • Apply theoretical foundations that they have learned.
  • Evaluate and compare different algorithms given a task.
  • Conduct independent research in a specific topic in Computer Science: develop, document and present clearly.
  • Independently acquire new computer-related skills based on previous knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Analysis and Intractability of Algorithms
  • Data Communication and Computer Networks
  • Design Patterns and Object-Oriented Analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.5 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
143 (verbal)
155 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed university application form via Cal State Apply
  • Application fee
  • A completed departmental application for the Master’s program in Computer Science, sent directly to the Computer Sciences Graduate Admission Coordinator.
  • three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Computer Sciences Graduate Coordinator.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16680 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    16680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16680 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7176 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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