M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science

The University of Akron

24 months
747 USD/credit 11205 USD/year
747 USD/credit 11205 USD/year
442 USD/credit 6630 USD/year
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The Computer Science program of The University of Akron combines courses in computer science principles and practice.


The program provides the student with a solid computer science background in preparation for governmental or industrial employment or for continued study at the Ph.D. level in computer science.

Most full-time degree candidates admitted into the program will complete the requirements of the Computer Science program of The University of Akron in two years. The thesis option requires 30 semester hours of graduate work while the non-thesis option requires 39.

Computer Science Program Goals

The computer science program at The University of Akron has many roles to play both on and off campus. A primary goal of the program is the education of students to fulfill needs in industrial, commercial, government, and university environments. Such a diversity of settings requires that the students have a strong foundation in the field of computer science so as to be capable of productive work anywhere. As a consequence we stress the following:

  • A student must learn the concepts underlying many different solutions to problems. Only by knowing these concepts can a student extend the knowledge gained in school into new situations.
  • A purely theoretical understanding is insufficient; the student must also be able to implement the concepts in a variety of environments. Every course in our curriculum requires the student to write computer programs. The student will use a variety of computer languages, hardware, and operating systems. The range of environments extends from machine language programming on a single board computer using a simple monitor up to writing applications software under UNIX on a parallel processor.
  • The ability to express oneself is an absolute necessity. Programming requires the ability to write in a formal system; the student must also be able to write in English. Comments, documentation, and program descriptions are an essential part of programming assignments. In addition, many courses require the student to write an expository paper on one aspect of the course. Typically a course is fairly broad in the discussion of topics; an expository paper requires the student to research and write about some topic in depth.
  • In a field as rapidly changing as computer science, remaining up-to-date is an essential aspect of professionalism. Students are encouraged to read professional journals, join and be active in professional societies and to develop the ability to learn on their own. Education does not end on graduation day; it must continue into the future.
  • As computers continue to affect more aspects of everyday life, the consequences of inappropriate or unethical behavior become more severe. The students must be aware of what is considered ethical and legal behavior, as well as the consequences of violations of such norms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Data Structures
  • C & UNIX
  • Windows Programming
  • Discrete Structures
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Operating Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in computer science or a related discipline 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Demonstrate knowledge of at least one high-level programming language and demonstrate mathematical maturity.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in data structures, computer organization, and operating systems.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11205 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 747 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11205 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 747 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 442 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Akron

890 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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