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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #350 (BCR) , MO,
Welcome to the M.S. in Computer Science program at the University of Central Missouri . You will have access to high quality instruction in the most affordable computer science master’s program in the state of Missouri. 


The program is designed assist you in becoming a  senior computer professionals in the computer industry, and its focus is on the application of technology to solve a variety of practical problems. The M. S. in Computer Science program is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) through the University of Central Missouri.

Recent graduates of the program are working in organizations such as Amazon, Boeing, Cerner, DST Systems, Garmin, IBM, J.P. Morgan,  MasterCard, Microsoft, Sprint, Wal-Mart and many other Fortune 500 companies.

Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) is a 30-hour program. Currently three 18-hours tracks are available. These are:

  • Software Development
  • Data Science
  • General Computer Science


Program is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, through the University of Central Missouri.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Algorithms
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Compiler Design and Construction 

Area 1: Software Development

  • Advanced Applications Programming in Java
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance 
  • Advanced Applications Programming in C# and .NET)
Area 2: Data Science
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning 
  • Big Data: Storage, Analytics, and Visualization 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 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).

General Requirements

Submission of a Statement of Purpose and three letters of recommendation is OPTIONAL for admission. They may however be required if the student applies for Graduate Assistantship or Student Worker positions.

Applicants who have degrees in some non-computing fields will also be considered for admission. Students may make up their deficiencies in computer science by completing the required undergraduate background courses. Applicants who do not meet one of the above minimum admission requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis.

The GRE test requirement can be waived if any one of the following conditions is satisfied.

  • the student is a graduate of an accredited college or university with a degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/Information Systems and a GPA of 3.5 or more, OR
  • the student has earned an M.S. or more advanced degree in a closely related discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    597 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 597 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    299 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lees Summit

  • 800 - 1300 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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