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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #60 (ARWU) , CA, | Online
The M.S. in Computer Science provides intensive preparation in the concepts and techniques related to the design, programming, and application of computing systems. Students are provided a deep understanding of both fundamentals and important current issues in computer science and computer engineering so that they may either obtain productive employment or pursue advanced degrees.

About

  • Providing students with both hardware and software knowledge; national research leader in new media and Internet technologies, software engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, networking and computer architecture and games design and development.
  • The Computer Science department at USC has a world-renowned history, housing more than 40 research faculty members from the Information Sciences Institute (ISI)- a major player in the creation of the Internet- and from the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). Its faculty contains pioneers in modern cryptography, Internet technologies, software engineering, database, computational neuroscience, robotics, natural language processing, computational biology and network sciences, and it has an innovative education program, including one of the nation’s first programs in game development.

Accreditation

The University of South Califronia (USC) is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission (WASC Senior or WSCUC) of the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Computer Communications
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Web Technologies
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Systems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    27 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    103

    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 ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, math or hard science from a regionally-accredited university.
  • Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)
  • Satisfactory GRE test scores. All scores must be officially reported to the university directly by ETS.
  • Satisfactory performance in previous coursework related to the intended major.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26724 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    53448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26724 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    53448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26724 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

For highly qualified Master’s students, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering is pleased to offer several scholarship opportunities each fall semester.

  • USC Viterbi School of Engineering Scholarships and Fellowships
  • University of Southern California Scholarships
  • Non-USC Scholarships and Awards

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