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Master of Science in Computer Engineering


Graduate study in computer engineering at UT Dallas prepares students for leadership roles in research, development and design positions that require the use of skillful and imaginative solutions to engineering problems.

Students who have earned a BS degree may apply to the MS in Computer Engineering degree program. The program has been carefully designed for students to gain breadth of knowledge, and it is flexible enough for students to specialize in the area of their choice. Students who have earned an MS degree may apply to the PhD program.

There is also a program option available for highly qualified students who are interested in pursuing a PhD immediately after completing a BS degree. Upon enrollment in the computer engineering program, students craft their educational program with the help of an academic advisor.

All applicants are considered for financial aid. No special form is required. MS students who have been offered teaching assistantships are expected to pursue the thesis option. Students can also work as research assistants with academic/research advisors. All project-option master’s
students engage in research under faculty guidance.

Program Information

School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Program: Computer Engineering

Catalog page: MS

MS in Computer Engineering Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in computer science or electrical engineering from an accredited engineering program.

GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Test score required: Yes

Minimum revised GRE scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the 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.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Mehrdad Nourani
Associate Head for CE   
Office - ECSN 4.924

Patricia Williams 
Graduate Program Information  
Office - ECSN 3.324

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: Software Design Engineer, Computer Engineer, Hardware Design Engineer, Software Engineer and Systems Consultant for public and private sector.

Salary Information

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