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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, MD,
Located in the heart of the nation’s capitol, the University of the District of Columbia is the only urban land-grant university in the U.S. to offer a master’s degree program in computer science. UDC also features one of the largest computer science and information technology departments of any university in the D.C. area.


With an emphasis on research and an appreciation for entrepreneurial thinking, we will teach you how to design software that efficiently meets a range of user needs while adhering to best practices. We offer courses in network security, database applications, algorithm design, artificial intelligence and digital image processing, among other relevant subjects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis 
  • Foundations of Computer Architecture 
  • Principles of Operating Systems 
  • Principles of Database Systems 
  • Principles of Data Communication Networks 
  • Foundations of Software Engineering
  • Principles of Artificial Intelligence  

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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Academic Requirements

  • Submit a transcript indicating a grade of “C” or better in one college-level English course at an accredited post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores
  • Qualified students with little or no undergraduate training in computer science can be accepted into the program at the faculty’s discretion upon completing a sequence of background courses with a grade of B or better.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1369 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1369 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    982 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 982 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    918 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 918 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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