Computer Science

Saint Cloud State University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
12444 USD/year
12904 USD/year
8878 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Computer Science program at Saint Cloud State University will introduce you to core areas of advanced computing architecture, advanced operating systems and theories and algorithms used in computing.


At this Computer Science program offered by Saint Cloud State University , you will conduct advanced research in software engineering, systems or artificial intelligence as you learn high-demand skills sought by industry.

Program Highlights

  • State-of-the-art computing facilities including the Integrated Engineering Science and Laboratory Facility (ISELF) Visualization Lab, Sunfire 280R running Solaris, several workstations running Windows and Linux and supercomputing facilities in the Twin Cities.
  • Five to seven graduate assistantship positions offered each year.
  • Research and project labs are equipped with Sun, Silicon Graphics and DEC Alpha workstations.
  • Program is offered on a part-time or full-time students

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Concepts in Operating Systems
  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Technical Presentation in Computer Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The GRE is required.
  • Admission is competitive.
  • Positive letters of recommendation are important, as is a solid undergraduate academic record.
  • Lack of a computer science background is usually not a major concern, since prerequisite courses are prescribed. However, a background in the sciences and mathematics is essential.
  • Admission decisions are made at specific times associated with the application deadlines, usually in the week following the deadlines.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12444 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12904 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12904 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8878 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Computer Science
Saint Cloud State University


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