Science in Computer Science, M.A. | Seattle University | Seattle, United States
12 months
913 USD/credit 27390 USD/year
913 USD/credit 27390 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Computer Science program from Seattle University offers a curriculum based on theoretical foundations and practical applications. The program is designed for computing professionals seeking advanced study in computer science.


Full-time students can complete the program in five quarters. The Master of Science in Computer Science program from Seattle University also accommodates part-time students, who can complete the program in three years.

The curriculum includes required advanced courses in core areas of computer science while remaining flexible to meet your needs and interests. The MSCS program gives you three unique options to supplement your learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of core areas and advanced topics in computer science.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate computer-based solutions to meet a given set of requirements.
  • An ability to effectively communicate technical concepts in written and oral form.
  • An ability to make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal, ethical, and social considerations.
  • An ability to understand computer science literature to maintain professional currency.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Object-oriented Concepts
  • Database Systems
  • Algorithms 
  • Computing Systems Principles
  • Fundamentals of Software Engineering 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application for Graduate Admission and non-refundable application fee (waived for Seattle University alumni)..
  • A four-year equivalent bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Professional résumé summarizing academic and related work experience, if any.
  • Letter of intent (1-2 pages) discussing background, interests, and reasons for wanting to pursue Master’s degree in computer science. 
  • Two recommendations using the MSCS recommendation form from academic and/or professional recommenders who have evaluated academic work or supervised practical experience and are able to assess applicant’s potential for graduate study
  • Official scores from a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last five years. Requirement can be waived for applicants holding U.S. graduate degrees from regionally accredited institution.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 913 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 913 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 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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