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Advance your Computer career

A Master of Science in Computer Science will help prepare you for professional employment or advancement, research opportunities and doctoral studies. Our program offers the opportunity to engage with prominent global scientists and engineers to develop advanced expertise in this rapidly growing field.

You can increase your depth of knowledge by customizing your degree with specialized tracks that fit your goals, including computer networks, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, software engineering and Big Data.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration 2-3 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Fully Online
Total Credit Hours Non-thesis 37, Thesis 30
Thesis Requirements Thesis and non-thesis options available
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Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.10 MAJORS/EMPHASIS

Focus Your Passion

Customize your master’s degree to fit your interests and career goals with one of these specialized tracks.

Computer Networks

Examine the detailed concepts of computer networks and communication.

Cybersecurity

Investigate the dynamic framework involved in the practice of protecting critical systems and sensitive information from digital attacks.

Artificial Intelligence

Explore the intelligence demonstrated by machines through computer algorithms, pattern recognition and other AI techniques.

Software Engineering

Learn to apply principles of computer science and engineering to design, develop, evaluate and maintain effective computer software.

Big Data

Discover the new computer paradigm of Big Data computing processes used to analyze, extract information from or otherwise deal with complex data sets.

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Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

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Master of Science in Computer Science ::1.06 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

A master’s degree in computer science offers the opportunity to:

  • Prepare for a wide variety of demands in the diverse computer science field.
  • Devise a degree plan that meets your professional interests and industry needs.
  • Acquire the strong technical foundation required for computer science careers.
  • Train on modern equipment related to operating systems, communications, database, simulation, networks, information security, and programming languages.
  • Research data mining, ontology, semantic reasoning, and scientific computing and systems.
  • Blend applied and theoretical computer science concepts.
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Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.07 Careers

Careers

Computer science students are able to analyze a problem and then identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution. With this degree, you can become a highly valued network engineer or software developer. As a graduate, you are well positioned to transition quickly into the market when internship and job opportunities present themselves.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Computer and Information Research Scientists
$126,830
Software Developers, Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
$110,140

U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021

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Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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What You Will Learn

Through challenging core courses, specialized track courses, individual electives, and personal and college-wide research initiatives, you will create a degree plan that meets your professional interests and those of the industry. This program will prepare you for doctoral or professional school and career advancement.

Courses to prepare for your career:

  • Foundation courses include Data Structures and Algorithms, Programming Fundamentals II, and Introduction to Computer Science and Programming.
  • Core computer science courses focused on data structures, algorithm analysis and design, operating systems, computer architecture, and automation theory

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Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery and Resources

Our flexible program is designed to fit your lifestyle. Choose the convenience of a fully online degree or face-to-face classes for an on-campus experience. We also provide blended options if you prefer the benefits of both.

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Graduate Program Cost

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission

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Master of Science in Computer Science :: Admissions Requirements

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application at tamuc.edu/apply.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Computer Science, MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

Personal Statement/Statement of Work Experience

The statement must be a statement of work experience with demonstrated basic knowledge and information based on below:

  • At least 1 year of university-level science,
  • Successful completion of Calculus I
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a higher-level programming language (preferably C++, JAVA or Python), including programming control structures
  • The ability to solve programming problems and develop algorithms
  • An understanding of computer fundamentals; binary and hexadecimal numbering systems; assembly language programming; the concepts of jumps, flags, subroutines, stacks, and a basic understanding of computer organization.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Apply for scholarships and graduate assistantships once you are admitted.
  • Apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA and sending it to school code 003565.
  • Contact your financial aid advisor with any questions.

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist is here to help you complete registration.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Master of Science in Computer Science-(Aditya Editing) :: Admissions Requirements, International

Deadlines

  • Fall admission consideration: June 1
  • Spring admission consideration: October 15
  • Summer admission consideration: March 15

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application at tamuc.edu/apply.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Computer Science, MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $75 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to:
    Texas A&M University-Commerce

    Attn: Graduate School
    2600 S. Neal St.
    Commerce, Texas 75428

Personal Statement/Statement of Work Experience

The statement must be a statement of work experience with demonstrated basic knowledge and information based on below:

  • At least 1 year of university-level science,
  • Successful completion of Calculus I
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a higher-level programming language (preferably C++, JAVA or Python), including programming control structures
  • The ability to solve programming problems and develop algorithms
  • An understanding of computer fundamentals; binary and hexadecimal numbering systems; assembly language programming; the concepts of jumps, flags, subroutines, stacks, and a basic understanding of computer organization.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

English Proficiency

You do not need to submit test scores if you have completed (all years) of a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States.

Request that your scores from one of the following be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce:

  • TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550)
  • IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall)
  • PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher)
  • Duo Lingo (Minimum Score: 105)

*Scores must be less than two years old.

Official Sponsor Documents

Submit these documents to the Office of International Programs once you have been admitted

  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor with a balance of at least $26,025 USD which is less than 1 year old

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist is here to help you complete registration.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.


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Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.18 Staff

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Department of Computer Science and Information Systems :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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