Computer Science

The M.S. degree program in Computer Science combines courses in computer science principles and practice. The program provides the student with a solid computer science background in preparation for governmental or industrial employment or for continued study at the Ph.D. level in computer science.

Most full-time degree candidates admitted into the program will complete the degree requirements in two years. The thesis option requires 30 semester hours of graduate work while the non-thesis option requires 39.


Admission Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in computer science or a related discipline 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Demonstrate knowledge of at least one high-level programming language and demonstrate mathematical maturity.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in data structures, computer organization, and operating systems.

Application Deadline

  • March 1 for Fall enrollment
  • October 1 for Spring enrollment

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

Not all departments offer graduate assistantships. Students should inquire with the department directly to determine assistantship availability.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process! it is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.