Computer Science, Master | University of California, Irvine (UCI) | Irvine, United States
15 months
33619 USD/year
33619 USD/year
18517 USD/year
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The Computer Science program of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is a full time, 15 month professionally oriented degree Coursework includes 3 core courses, 3 keystone/capstone courses, 6 elective courses and 1 summer course (total 50 units). This is a Plan II program which consists of the successful completion of two capstone courses.


Program Learning Objectives

  • Understand and apply foundational Computer Science principles to strengthen the students’ knowledge of the computing landscape.
  • Apply mathematical foundations and algorithmic principles in the modeling, design, and analysis of computer-based systems.
  • Apply design and development principles in the construction of computation-based systems of varying complexity.
  • Gain practical and technical computing skills to develop solutions for real world problems.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills within teams and among colleagues.
  • Enhance personal development through topics related to career and professional development.

Advising and Career Development

Students in the Computer Science program of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) will receive academic and career planning support throughout the program. To help students identify and achieve their career goals, MCS has a dedicated career counselor who will provide one-on-one, personalized career coaching.  Throughout the year, the program will also facilitate a variety of career management and job search workshops on topics including: internship and job search strategies, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, offer negotiation, networking strategies, and time management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Management
  • Computer and Communication Networks
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Algorithms with Applications
  • Data Structures with Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Most applicants come from a computing-related undergraduate program; however, applications from students with other technical backgrounds and sufficient preparation in programming are also welcomed.
  • Unofficial transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement 
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required of all international students

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33619 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33619 USD per year during 15 months.
  • National

    33619 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33619 USD per year during 15 months.
  • In-State

    18517 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18517 USD per year during 15 months.

Living costs for Irvine

1560 - 2585 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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