M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science

University of California, Santa Barbara

12 months
12570 USD/year
12570 USD/year
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Computer science has produced numerous innovations that have significantly changed our lives, such as personal computers, the Internet, the web, social networks, smartphones, and tablets to name a few. And many others, such as wearable computing and self-driving vehicles, are on the horizon. We offer a master degree in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 


The Computer Science Department’s graduate program from the University of California, Santa Barbara is designed for preparing the future leaders of this exciting and dynamic discipline. The Computer Science Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara offers an excellent environment for research and education in all major areas of computing. 

Through research, courses, and special topic seminars, graduate students have a high degree of interaction with the department's excellent, world-renowned faculty, as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary research. 


Bioengineering; Cognitive Science; Computational Science & Engineering; Technology & Society (Ph.D. only)

Programme Structure

  • Course offerings in the graduate program reflect emphases in the computing foundations, systems, and applications. One of the most important aspects of the program is the wealth of 'hands-on' research opportunities for students. 
  • Graduate students have access to specialized research facilities in Bioinformatics, Cloud Computing, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Architecture, Computer Science Education, Data Mining and Machine Learning, Databases, Foundations and Algorithms, Human Computer Interaction, Intelligent and Interactive Systems, Networking, Operating Systems, Programming Languages, Security, Software Engineering, Wireless Networking, and Vision.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (Submitted in the online application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (Submitted online)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (Submitted online)
  • GRE General test scores
  • TOEFL scores 600 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 100 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
  • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). 

Tuition Fee

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    12570 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12570 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Santa Barbara

1640 - 2480 USD /month
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