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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, FL,
The MSCS-Computer Science specialization blends foundational with modern topics in computer science and computing technology providing instruction in systems and networks, artificial intelligence, data analytics, programming languages and compiler construction, and security. 

About

The Computer Science specialization of the Master of Science in Computer Science graduate program offers a flexible and innovative curriculum that blends theoretic foundations of computer science with modern topics and state-of-the-art computing technologies. The program provides students with knowledge and skills in algorithmic programming, software development, and research of computational methods for creating innovative solutions for a wide-range of computing problems. This specialization offers two focus areas in cybersecurity and data analytics, as well as other advanced topics in Computer Science. 

It prepares students for doctoral studies and careers in cybersecurity, data analytics, and other computing fields. Students starting this specialization typically have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, but may come from another closely related scientific discipline provided they have strong quantitative and analytical problem-solving skills and demonstrated an ability for algorithmic programming.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Computer Systems and Networks
  • Advanced Programming Languages
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Computer Science Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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).

  • An earned bachelor's degree from an institution that is fully accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Be in good standing at all previous institutions of higher learning.  
  • A score on a nationally standardized graduate admissions test, such as the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or an equivalent that is acceptable for the program to which the student is applying.  
  • Approval by the department offering the degree to which the applicant is applying.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1029 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1029 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    463 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 463 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    369 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 369 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pensacola

  • 892 - 1480 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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