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Applied Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, MD, | Online
A master’s degree in Applied Computer Science from Frostburg State University prepares you for exciting career opportunities with the government, in network security, web development and a host of other rewarding fields. Unlike theory-based graduate programs, the FSU applied computer science master’s degree is highly experiential. 

About

  • Enter a computer science master’s program that can be tailored to your background and field of interest, regardless of your area of undergraduate study.
  • Take your graduate degree program as a full-time or part-time student, online or on campus.
  • Write a thesis in your area of applied computer science interest or, if you prefer, take additional coursework instead.
  • Consider applying for one of our graduate assistantships, which are available each year to outstanding applied computer science students interested in research studies, projects, teaching and other such activities.
  • Join the FSU chapter of the Association of Computer Machinery to gain access to the latest online resources in the field as well as professional discussions on timely computer science topics.
  • Be part of a graduate program with alumni working at the FBI, Boeing, NASA, Google, Lockheed Martin, Apple, IBM and the National Security Agency among many other well-known organizations.
  • Study in state-of-the-art computer labs with excellent equipment and resources.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Robotics and Computer Control
  • Programming Language Structures
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Operating Systems Concepts
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Compiler Designs and Constructions
  • Interactive Computer Graphics
  • Knowledge-Based Information Systems
  • Theory of Computation
  • Seminar in Computer Science
  • Individual Problems in Computer Science
  • Master Research Paper or Project
  • Web Development and Programming 
  • Networking and Data Communications 
  • Database Management Systems 
  • Advanced Object-Oriented Data Structures and File Organization
  • Security in Computing
  • Advanced Software Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: While there is no application deadline, students are encouraged to apply in ample time to allow for the application review. 
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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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).

Successful applicants must hold a bachelor degree from a recognized accredited institution and have earned a GPA of 3.0 or above. Provisional admission can be considered if the student’s GPA is below 3.0. Provisional admission decisions are made on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    557 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 557 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    557 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 557 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    433 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 433 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 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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