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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #987 (BCR) Oxford, OH, United States
The Computer Science and Software Engineering Department offers a master's degree and a combined bachelors/masters degree program. Three tracks of study are offered: Academic (thesis-oriented research), Industry with Research Experience (project-oriented research), and Industry. 

Overview

The mission of the Master of Science in Computer Science program is to prepare students for computing professions that require research or invention, or advanced or specialized knowledge. This includes possible pursuit of a PhD in computer science.

Students (who are expected to hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a closely related field) will learn contemporary topics in computer science that go far beyond what most undergraduate programs can provide, and will have the opportunity to work on independent research with a faculty advisor. The experience in research and invention that we provide prepares students for work at the cutting edge of computer science.

Accreditation

Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. Miami's most recent accreditation review occurred in 2015.

Programme Structure

This program provides the opportunity for high-achieving students to simultaneously complete any Miami University bachelor's degree along with a master's degree in computer science.  The combined program is open to students of any major, provided they meet admission requirements (see below). Students admitted to the combined degree program may count nine credit hours of their graduate coursework towards their bachelor's degree, thus enabling them to complete their degrees in an accelerated fashion. With an undergraduate major in computer science or software engineering students can complete the combined program in five years.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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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).

  • GRE scores: Verbal, 35th percentile or better. Quantitative, 60th percentile or better. Analytical writing, 25th percentile or better.

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

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General Requirements

  • Imperative and/or functional programming
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Basic algorithms and/or complexity
  • Computer organization and architecture
  • Concurrent and/or parallel programming
  • Software development methods and tools
  • Differential and integral calculus
  • Probability and statistics
  • Discrete mathematics or linear algebra

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30052 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15026 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6155 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Oxford

  • 1095 - 1810 USD/month
    Living Costs

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