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Computer and Information Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The department schedules all CIS courses during late afternoons or evenings to enable students to earn their master's degree through part-time study. The program may be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

All courses have access to a wide variety of computing resources: local area networks, as well as the Game and Multimedia Environment Laboratory.

Depending on the option chosen, the program requires students to take four courses from two of the seven following concentration areas: computer graphics, geometric modeling and game design; computer networks and security; database management and analytics; software engineering; systems software; and web computing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Computer Networking
  • Programmable Mobile/Wireless Technologies and Pervasive Computing
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Compiler Design
  • Advanced Operating Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Advisory Deadline

    • Domestic Applicants: August 1
    • International Applicants: May 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    84

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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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).

General Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of B or better. Applicants with lower GPAs may be granted conditional admission consistent with Rackham guidelines. Preference will be given to students with a background in Computer and Information Science, engineering, math and science.
  • Two letters of recommendation, with at least one from a person familiar with the candidate’s academic performance, are required. Copies of the applicant’s undergraduate transcripts and degree must be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    778 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 778 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    778 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 778 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    406 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 406 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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  • For online Michigan non-residents: 508 USD per credit

Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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