24 months
18627 USD/year
18627 USD/year
8375 USD/year
Tuition fee
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In addition to the Graduate Office admission requirements, criteria for non-conditional admission to the program will be set by the Departmental Computer Science Graduate Committee from Virginia State University. 


Any student failing to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in a 4.0 scale will be on academic probation for one semester. If the student's cumulative average does not return to 3.0 at the end of the probation semester, the student will be required to leave the program.

The Master of Science degree requires 30 graduate credit hours of course work including a thesis or 33 graduate credit hours of course work including a project. 

The Computer Science program at Virginia State University is intended to satisfy the need to train professionals with expertise using modern computing tools and cutting-edge technology as well as practical knowledge of theoretical computer science. 

Key Features 

  • Students will focus on such areas as data mining, scientific computing, data visualization, or state-of-the-art graphics and animation technologies. 
  • Undergraduates are prepared to learn to use the latest advanced applications, while graduates are highly-trained professionals ready to begin work using such applications.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Parallel Algorithms
  • Algorithms for VLSI
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Modeling and Animation
  • Computer Simulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic Transcript: If you attended a college or university outside the United States, you must provide an official evaluated transcript (not from you to us, but from the evaluating agency to us). 
  • Language Testing.
  • Health History.
  • Financial Certification. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18627 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18627 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18627 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18627 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8375 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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