Focus Your Passion
Customize your master’s degree to fit your interests and career goals with one of these specialized tracks.
Examine the detailed concepts of computer networks and communication.
Investigate the dynamic framework involved in the practice of protecting critical systems and sensitive information from digital attacks.
Explore the intelligence demonstrated by machines through computer algorithms, pattern recognition and other AI techniques.
Learn to apply principles of computer science and engineering to design, develop, evaluate and maintain effective computer software.
Discover the new computer paradigm of Big Data computing processes used to analyze, extract information from or otherwise deal with complex data sets.
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
The College of Science and Engineering is a gateway to in-demand STEM careers projected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. and global economy.
Take on our mission to build a better Texas that is eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We don’t just discover the future, we make it.
Shape an innovative framework with our award-winning faculty, including four Regents Professors who have made exemplary contributions to our university, community and the state of Texas.
Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in various fields.
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
U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021
This course provides you with an introduction to the study of information security and covers the most important features of computer security. Topics include basic concepts and principles in information security, authentication and access control, operating systems security, software vulnerabilities and threats, database security, and basic cryptography.
In this course, general theory, concept, and techniques related to allow you the design of intelligent databases will be discussed. Other topics to be covered include expert systems, neural networks, hypermedia, and text retrieval. A moderate-size semester project will be assigned to practice the design of an intelligent database.
This course will introduce you to related concepts and techniques to build intelligent systems that aim at acting rationally given perceived and represented knowledge. An overview of artificial intelligence techniques include knowledge representation, problem-solving, deduction, learning and planning.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.