Master On Campus Online

Computer Science

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

12 months
36150 USD/year
36150 USD/year
18998 USD/year
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The Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is one of the longest established computer science departments in the world and is consistently ranked as a top-5 graduate program.


The Computer Science program at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is a professionally-oriented, coursework-based degree program offered as an on-campus program or online. 

Key Features 

  • The online option allows individuals to earn the MCS from a leader in information technology entirely online with no required campus visits.
  • The on-campus MCS program is designed to allow students to complete the degree in as little as one year with a maximum of three continuous semesters. Online students have 5 years in which to complete the program.

Programme Structure

  • Online students have the option to complete the comprehensive MCS track or the MCS program with a data science track. All online classes are taught by our world-recognized faculty. 
  • Online students also receive additional instructional support from Computer Science Graduate Teaching Assistants and program staff. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree equivalent to that granted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
  • The recommended background for students entering a Computer Science graduate degree program is a bachelor's in computer science or computer engineering. 
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general aptitude tests (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical) are not required. However, in some cases, GRE general scores may provide helpful supporting information.
  • Applicants to the MCS program must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 (A = 4.00) in their undergraduate studies (international GPAs are systematically converted) to be considered. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36150 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    36150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36150 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18998 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18998 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Urbana

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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