Placeholder image for Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #372 (QS) , KS,
The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department at the University of Kansas offers four Master's degree programs, each of which are intended to take two years to complete. 


Fortune 500 companies to start-ups hire KU Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCoE) graduates for their abilities to invent, engineer, and deliver innovations. Many MSCoE students are supported through graduate research or teaching assistantships. 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 MSCoE graduates ready to make immediate contributions to their field. Employers value MSCoE graduates for their specialization and skills. MSCoE graduates work in healthcare, energy, transportation, and numerous other industries.


Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Kansas (KU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Systems Design
  • Computing in the Biosciences
  • Network Engineering
  • Network Systems
  • Security and Assurance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants for the Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering (MSCoE) normally possess a degree in Computer Engineering or Electrical 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. Lists of specific prerequisite courses can be located here.

  • GPA: at or above 3.0 on a 4 point scale .
  • GRE: 146+ verbal, 155+ quantitative (mean GRE: 152 verbal, 163 quantitative).
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL: (International Only) scores at or above 90 on internet-based exam (mean TOEFL 100).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    977 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 977 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    977 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 977 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    420 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.


KU Fellowships

There are several types of scholarships/fellowships available to KU students. Funds however are limited and highly competitive. In addition to meeting the criteria, students must meet all the application deadlines to be considered for scholarships/fellowships within KU.

  • Self Fellowship
  • ITTC Fellowship
  • KU School of Engineering
  • KU Graduate School

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?