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Master of Science in Computer Science


The master of science in computer science degree program offers intensive preparation in design, programming, theory and applications. Training is provided for both academically oriented students and students with professional goals in the many business, industrial and governmental occupations that require advanced knowledge of computer theory and technology.

Courses and research are offered in a variety of subfields of computer science. They include: operating systems, computer architecture, computer graphics, pattern recognition, automata theory, combinatorics, artificial intelligence, database design, computer networks, programming languages, software systems, analysis of algorithms, computational complexity, parallel processing, VLSI, computational geometry and design automation.

Program Information

School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Program: Computer Science

Catalog page: MS

MS in Computer Science Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree which includes two semesters of calculus and one semester of linear algebra

GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0 (last 60 semester credit hours). GPA in quantitative courses of at least 3.3.

Test score required: Yes

GRE revised scores of 308, 153, 155, and 4 for the combined, verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable.

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.



For Advising:
Eric Moden (for master's students)

800 W. Campbell Road EC31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: ECSS4.231

Possible Careers

Software engineer, software developer, software programmer, programmer analyst, IT consultant in public and private sector, computer systems analyst, database administrator, and network systems and data communication analyst

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.