M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science

University of Illinois at Chicago

24 months
24738 USD/year
24738 USD/year
11870 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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
  • Computational Finance
  • User Interface Design and Programming
  •  Computer Graphics
  • Natural Language Processing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

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.
  • Tests Required GRE General scores are recommended for all applicants and required for financial aid applicants and all applicants with degrees from outside the U.S. A minimum of 300 GREV+GREQ score (with a minimum of 140+ GREV). All international students are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or PTE-Academic scores as well.
  • Letters of Recommendation - Two Required. Applicants for financial assistance must provide three letters of recommendation.
  • Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    24738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5935 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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