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Computing and Business, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #863 (BCR) , CA,
The primary mission of the Department of Computer Science is to prepare students for employment as computer specialists in the software development and computer manufacturing industries and for continued study toward advanced degrees. 

About

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Computer Science prepares students for a wide variety of careers in computing or related industries as well as for advanced study toward a Ph.D. Our program combines a solid and practical curriculum with high quality research and project-based activities. In addition to a general program covering the breadth of the computing discipline, the department offers three concentrations:

  • The concentration in Software Engineering covers the design and development of large yet useable software systems in a world where software teams are distributed globally.
  • The concentration in Computing for Life Sciences covers the development of computer applications and technologies aimed at supporting the burgeoning biotechnology industry.
  • The concentration in Computing and Business provides a blended approach providing students with a solid technical background in computer science as well as core topics in modern business practices.

Accreditation

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredits the entire institution of San Francisco State University. WASC is one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. The Western region covers institutions in California and Hawaii, the territories of Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Pacific Basin, and East Asia, and areas of the Pacific and East Asia where American/International schools or colleges may apply to it for service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Advanced Automata Theory
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Systems Architecture
  • High Performance Computing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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

These are mandatory requirements

  • Undergraduate minimum GPA: 3.0 or more
  • TOEFL Score
  • 4-year Bachelors Degree
  • Current general GRE (within last 3 years)
  • SFSU Online Application Form (csumentor)
  • 2 Hard Copy Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Graduate assistantships are occasionally available for qualified master's students. These opportunities include participating in funded research projects, assisting with management of departmental and university computer laboratories as well as lecturer positions for beginning undergraduate computer science courses.

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