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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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DigiPen's MS in Computer Science program offers extended education in the areas of 3D computer graphics, animation and modeling techniques, artificial intelligence algorithms, image processing, and real-time rendering, combined with related training in computer science, mathematics, and physics. Students can choose to apply to either the full-time or part-time program.


The Master of Science in Computer Science allows students to further their understanding of computer science while focusing on its applications in video game and simulation software development. Geared toward professional software engineers and candidates with a B.S. in Computer Science or a related field, this program provides the knowledge and skills to produce cutting-edge software technology in a demanding professional environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Game Design
  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • 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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    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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    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Completed a bachelor's degree with a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
  • Coursework or work experience in all of the following:
    • Computer Science - data structures, algorithm design and analysis, computer architecture, principles of operating systems, and software engineering
    • Programming - experience programming in a high-level language
    • Mathematics - calculus, linear algebra, and discrete mathematics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1115 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1115 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1005 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1005 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1005 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1005 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Redmond

  • 1556 - 2600 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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