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Computer Science

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

12 months
23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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Graduate degree programs in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, provide students the opportunity to study different subject areas of computing science, conduct research in specialized areas, and make original contributions to the field. 

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Computer Science graduate programs offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas ,, leading to MS and PhD degrees, are designed to pursue research at the frontiers of computer science and application areas. The graduate program is supported by faculty who are actively participating in research and development in specialized areas such as algorithm analysis, database systems, document image processing, scheduling, computational geometry, computer security, parallel programming, programming languages, and multi-media. Four in-house computer laboratories support teaching and research activities.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Acquires in-depth knowledge of specialized areas and advanced topics in computer science.
  • Independently analyze, design, and implement an innovative computer application or research project.
  • Prepare a final project or research report on the solution to a computer-related problem.
  • Present the results of their research orally.

Our master's program gives you the opportunity to study different areas, including:

  • Design and analysis of algorithms.
  • Operating and distributed systems.
  • Computer architecture and networking.
  • Computational geometry and robotics.
  • Computer graphics and image processing.
  • Programming languages and compiler construction.
  • Artificial intelligence and expert systems.
  • Database design, document analysis, and retrieval.
  • Software engineering.

Career Possibilities

Some of the jobs obtained by computer science graduate students are as follow:

  • Programmer
  • Scientific programmer
  • System programmer
  • Computer control programmer
  • Interface programmer/designer
  • Client/server software developer
  • Computer graphics specialist
  • Software publishing
  • Software engineer
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Telecommunications planner
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Modeling/simulation
  • Database designer/administrator

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Design and analysis of algorithms
  • Operating and distributed systems
  • Computer architecture and networking 
  • Computational geometry and robotics
  • Computer graphics and image processing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • An application and official transcripts of all college level work with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • Two letters of recommendation concerning the student's potential for succeeding in the graduate program.
  • A set of official transcripts. 
  • In addition, applicants must have completed courses and their prerequisites equivalent to our undergraduate Programming Languages (CS 326), Operating Systems (CS 370), Discrete Mathematics II (MATH 351), and Statistical Methods I (STAT 411) with an average grade of B or better.

Tuition Fee

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    23411 USD/year
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  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
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