Computer Science

MS-Computer Science  (MS-CSCI)

Tracks available:

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Image processing
Software Engineering

The MS in Computer Science program consists of core courses, which are required of all students, course electives, and specialized courses within one of the tracks above. Electives and track areas of study are chosen by the student. The core courses, specialized track courses, and electives enable students to devise a degree plan that meets their individual professional interests as well as the needs of industry. In addition, each student may choose a thesis or a non-thesis option. Upon approval of the departmental graduate adviser and the Graduate School, the department will allow the transfer of up to 6 graduate hours in Computer Science.

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Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • One of the following:

    • Official General Test GRE Scores
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 or higher overall
    • Completed master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 3.0 GPA

Additional Admission Consideration Requirements for International Students Only

  • Application fee, $75.00, US dollars (this may be paid online when you apply)
  • Bank Statement from the sponsor, must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD (must be less than 1 year old)
  • Official sponsor statement
  • Official transcripts (with a copy of the provisional certificate or diploma)
    For more information on official transcripts, please click here and read FAQ question:  What transcripts do I submit for my admission?

  • English Proficiency:

    • Official TOEFL (IBT at least 79, or CBT at least 213, or PBT at least 550), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • IELTS (at least overall 6.00 band), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor's degree or higher degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university, or

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.

International student applications (including all required documents and for programs that are not fully online) have the following deadlines:

Fall admission consideration:          June 1

Spring admission consideration:     October 15

Summer admission consideration:  March 15