Computer Science, M.Sc. | Vanderbilt University | Nashville, United States
12 months
2215 USD/credit 66450 USD/year
2215 USD/credit 66450 USD/year
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The Computer Science program of Vanderbilt University provides opportunities for students to join vibrant collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts in artificial intelligence, computer animation and virtual environments, cyber-physical systems, image processing, intelligent learning environments, model-integrated computing, robotics, software engineering and trustworthy computing. 


About the Program

Students can explore a broad range of research areas in computer science, as well as interdisciplinary research opportunities in areas related to the School of Engineering's strategic directions in health care and medicine, security, energy and natural resources and entertainment.

The Computer Science program of Vanderbilt University is structured around four primary areas: Computing foundations, Computer and network systems, Information and intelligent systems, and Medical image computing. The CS graduate program encourages both fundamental and interdisciplinary research. State-of-the-art facilities that include computational resources, networks, and laboratories in several areas are available to support research activities.

An online option for the M.S. degree in computer science is available. Applications to both the online and residency programs are managed separately. Students may not combine the online and residency formats to complete the computer science degree program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Graph Algorithms
  • Automated Verification
  • Algorithms for Parallel Computing
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Advanced Animation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Qualified applicants with bachelor’s or comparable non-U.S. degrees in computing are eligible for admission to the CS Graduate Program
  • Students with other than computing degrees in engineering or natural science but with a strong emphasis on computing will be considered
  • Normally, students are not admitted to the CS graduate program unless they have previously taken basic computer science courses equivalent to Program Design and Data Structures, Computer Organization, Algorithms, Programming Languages, and Operating Systems
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a degree at an English-speaking university must submit scores on the TOEFL or IELTS
  • Academic performance in previous degrees
  • Relevant background (typically document in the applicant’s CV)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • The applicant’s statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    66450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2215 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    66450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2215 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Nashville

1183 - 2197 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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