M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science

Western Illinois University

12 months
13830 USD/year
13830 USD/year
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The School of Computer Sciences at Western Illinois University offers a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. The program emphasizes technical and professional education that integrates academic course work with extensive projects. 


Program Overview

Computer scientists impact society through their work in many areas. The advancement of technology has transformed the way and speed with which individuals work, communicate, and exchange information. 

As we now depend daily on the stability and reliability of our technology systems, there is a very strong demand for individuals with a background in computer science. Graduate-level computer scientists are generally hired to work with the next generation of technology in areas such as computer systems, networking, database administration, operating systems, search engines, software engineering, and custom applications.Western also offers an integrated bachelor’s/master’s program for students currently enrolled in the undergraduate program at Western. 

Possible Careers

  • Software developer
  • Systems administrator
  • Research analyst
  • Game developer/programmer
  • Application developer
  • Database administrator
  • Systems programmer
  • Chief information officer
  • Software tester

Why Choose Computer Science at Western Illinois University?

  • Excellent, dedicated faculty
  • Coursework in a variety of subjects
  • Accessible and available computing equipment
  • Preparation for research and commercial careers
  • Assistantships offered
  • A friendly, caring atmosphere
  • Exciting opportunities to work with faculty on research
  • Access to the best of current software

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Operating Systems 
  • Advanced Operating Systems 
  • Topics in Operating Systems 
  • Database Systems 
  • Advanced Database Design and Administration 
  • Topics in Database Systems 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National students - rolling admission


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission to the School of Graduate Studies must hold a bachelor's degree from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate U.S. 
  • Department of Education regional institutional accrediting agency. Applicants usually apply for admission to a degree program simultaneously with admission to the School of Graduate Studies. 
  • If the applicant meets the minimum admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, a copy of the application materials is forwarded to the program of interest for consideration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13830 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13830 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Macomb

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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