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Computer Science, MCS

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
This Master in Computer Science (MCS) offered by Coursera in partnership with Arizona State University provides high-quality computer science instruction combined with real-world experience through applied projects. You’ll gain a deep understanding of cutting-edge topics like AI, cybersecurity, and big data while you develop interpersonal skills that help you succeed in any organization.

About

This Master in Computer Science (MCS) offered by Coursera in partnership with Arizona State University is delivered 100% online, providing the flexibility for you to learn on your own schedule. When you finish the program, you’ll earn the same degree as students that study on campus.

When you graduate, you’ll be able to:

  • Design, build, and protect secure systems that contain private information
  • Address problems in automated planning and scheduling, natural language processing, multi-agent systems, and the semantic web
  • Leverage cloud platforms to increase productivity and effectiveness
  • Perform accurate analysis of computers, computational processes, and information transfer systems
  • Improve software reliability and network security
  • Invent next-generation computer systems such as biomedical information systems, search engines, or package distribution systems

Programme Structure

To earn your MCS, you will choose 10 courses out of 20 course options in order to develop expertise on emerging in-demand technologies. Choose from areas of focus such as AI, Software Engineering, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Cybersecurity. 

You’ll also create a project portfolio that you’ll use to showcase your experience to prospective employers.

Some of the projects you’ll do...

  • Design a Visual Analytics System
  • Build a Movie Database
  • Build a Deep Learning Architecture
  • Implement a K-Means Algorithm and Its Variants

Audience

The Master of Computer Science program is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in computing or related areas who seek a deeper understanding of computing fundamentals as well as practical experience through real-world projects. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early admission deadline: April 15th
    • Three start dates each year (Fall, Summer, Spring)
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity 20 hrs/week
    • Duration description

      18-36 months

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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:

    575

    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:

    7

    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

Applicants for the degree program must have:

  • Completed three semesters or 12 credit hours of calculus, including multivariate calculus
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 in the last 60 credit hours of your undergraduate degree
  • Taken the following prerequisite courses (you must have taken these courses or have comparable computer science work experience in these areas): Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming; Data Structures and Algorithms; Operating Systems; Principles of Programming Languages; Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science; Introduction to Software Engineering.
  • TOEFL scores may be required for non-native English speakers
  • Optional: 3 letters of recommendation
  • Your personal essay.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National Applies to you

    10000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Funding

ASU has many financial aid options. Financial support is available in the form of scholarships, grants, federal work-study, loans and outside resources. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

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