Computer Science

American University Washington DC

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
22302 USD/year
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The Master's in Computer Science (MS) at American University Washington DC will give you an edge in this dynamic, growing field. You will build a solid foundation in computer science with our core curriculum, and can customize your degree to fit your career goals by choosing one of three tracks of specialization: applied computer science, game and computational media, or data science. 


Students can further personalize their degrees by choosing to pursue research and a traditional master’s thesis, or a combination of research and an internship.

The Master’s in Computer Science (MS) program at American University Washington DC features:

  • The training of students of diverse backgrounds, not just those with an undergraduate degree in computer science
  • The combination of computer science expertise with prior education in another field
  • Preparation for a career in government, scientific, and commercial settings

Programme Structure

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.

  • Design and Organization of Programming Languages
  • Intro to Simulation and Modeling
  • Computer System Organization and Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline from an accredited university, and completion of Computer Science 1 with a grade of “B” or better.
  • Students who have not completed Computer Science II and Algorithms and Data Structures with a grade of “B” at time of enrollment in MAP may complete the courses while in MAP with the understanding that these courses will not count towards the MS in Computer Science degree.
  •  Students with an undergraduate degree from the approved list below of Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees are admissible to MAP Computer Science without vetting for prerequisite coursework.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22302 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

22,302 - 30,183 USD


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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