Master of Science in Computer Science


The MS 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 requiring advanced knowledge of computer theory and technology.

Courses and research are offered in a variety of subfields of computer science, including 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.

A comprehensive program of evening courses is offered, providing both part-time and full-time students with a convenient means to either earn a master’s degree or to select individual courses of interest.

The University maintains a large network of computer facilities, including PCs, Sun work stations and specialized computers for research within the program. All major computers on campus are linked by an Ethernet network.

In addition to computer science faculty, many other individuals at the University are involved in computer-related work in the physical and social sciences and in various areas of business and management. Computer science students with an interest in these important application areas thus have ample opportunity to consult and work with talented faculty from a wide range of disciplines.

Program Information

School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Program: Computer Science

Catalog page: MSCS

MSCS in Computer Science Fact Sheet

MSCS 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 electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Other application requirements:

Applicants are admitted on a competitive basis.


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

800 W. Campbell Rd. EC31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office - ECSS 4.231

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: 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.



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