Computer Science, M.Sc. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Fortune 500 companies to start-ups hire University of Kansas Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) graduates for their abilities to invent, engineer, and deliver innovations. Many MSCS students are supported through graduate research or teaching assistantships. 


About this Degree

The breadth and depth of the curriculum, the wide range of research projects, access to state-of-the-art research facilities, and mentoring by experienced faculty produce KU MSCS graduates ready to make immediate contributions to their field. Employers value MSCS graduates for their specialization and skills. MSCS graduates work in computing, telecommunication, energy, transportation, and numerous other industries.

Applicants for the Master of Science degree in Computer Science (MSCS) at the University of Kansas normally possess a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Students with good preparation in another engineering field, mathematics, or science may qualify for the program by taking appropriate additional undergraduate courses. Such courses normally do not count toward the graduate degree

Programme Structure

Associated Focus Areas

  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Data Science and Engineering
  • Security and Assurance
  • Computer Systems Design
  • Languages and Semantics
  • Theory of Computing
  • Computing in the Biosciences
  • Network Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

Application Materials

  • Application
  • GRE scores (school code 6871).
  • Statement of Objectives and Resume
  • Official Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • TOEFL scores (international students)
  • Financial Statement (international students only)
  • GPA: at or above 3.0 on a 4 point scale.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 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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