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Computer Science, M.Sc.

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University rank #231 (QS) , IL,
The Department of Computer Science of the University of Illinois at Chicago offers graduate programs leading to Computer Science degrees at the master’s and doctoral levels. The department offers a comprehensive range of courses in the field of computer science.

About

Special emphases lie in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational biology, databases, computer security, data science, graphics and human-computer interaction, networks, software engineering, theoretical computer science, virtual reality, and visualization. Consult the CS Graduate Student Manual for current requirements, policies, and regulations.

The Computer Science program at the University of Illinois at Chicago maintains and provides full-time technical staff for several specialized research laboratories, many housed in the Engineering Research Facility. The laboratories contain over 300 workstations and servers and an extensive array of computer-based multimedia equipment. All departmental computing facilities are networked to general university computing resources and national networks, which permits high-speed access to such facilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Natural Language Processing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 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).

  • A minimum of 300 GREV+GREQ score (with a minimum of 140+ GREV). 

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Baccalaureate Field - Computer science or computer engineering. Outstanding candidates from other related fields with substantial course work in computer science will also be considered.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
  • Letters of Recommendation - Two Required. Applicants for financial assistance must provide three letters of recommendation.
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Tuition Fee

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    11950 USD/semester
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    11950 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    5830 USD/semester
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
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