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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, MA,
The Master’s Degree Program in Computer Science provides the opportunity for graduate students to obtain competitive skills and knowledge to succeed as computer scientists in the constantly developing high-technology marketplace.

About

The Master’s Degree Program in Computer Science is designed for students with the desire to:

  • Upgrade and enhance their existing knowledge and skills
  • Gain experience with new technologies
  • Prepare for advanced professional positions
  • Initiate new career paths

The program specializes in hardware, software, networking and state-of-the-art knowledge. Degree candidates have the opportunity to study a variety of topics such as object-oriented systems development, graphics, networks and database systems. Our program provides our students the opportunity to develop marketable technical skills for the quickly evolving information-based society.

Concentrations are designed for computer science graduates as well as for students and professionals from other disciplines. Our flexible program serves students of various backgrounds who are committed to broadening their education, earning advanced degrees and improving their careers.

Candidates select their courses of study to build on their knowledge, skills and interests. A close collaboration between students and the graduate faculty ensures that individual goals meet with department standards. A departmental graduate advisor is available to all students.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Theory of Computation
  •  Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  •  Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Computer Engineering
  • Advanced Mathematics for Computer Scientists
  • The Practice of Computer Programming
  • Operating Systems and Networking

For more information, please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 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 applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Admissions requirements are as follows:

  • Official transcript of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the field of computer science, mathematics, engineering or other appropriate field of study
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    319 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 319 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    319 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 319 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fitchburg

  • 918 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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