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The Master of Science in Computer Science program offers you an opportunity to develop advanced expertise in this rapidly growing field. You will be equipped to seek professional employment, research opportunities, a doctoral degree or educator certification by increasing your depth of knowledge in your field of specialization. You will choose from the following tracks: artificial intelligence, computer networks, database, cyber security, data science, image processing and software engineering. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn from and engage with prominent global scientists and engineers.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

2-3 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face, 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 :: 1.03 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 will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Prepare for a wide variety of demands in the diverse computer science field.
  • Acquire a strong technical foundation required for computer science careers.
  • Be trained 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.
  • Devise a degree plan meeting your professional interests as well as industry needs.
  • 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 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
$118,370
Software Developers
$105,590

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.08 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce computer science students.

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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 both your professional interests and those of the industry. This program will prepare you for doctoral or professional school as well as for career advancement.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses include Data Structures and Algorithms, Programming Fundamentals II, and Introduction to Computer Science and Programming.
  • Core computer science courses including Operating Systems
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Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Graduate Program Cost

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 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

Domestic Student Required Documents

  • Apply Texas application
  • $50 (USD) application fee
  • All official transcripts
    • Bachelor’s degree, including all transcripts used towards a bachelor’s degree
    • Any master’s degree transcript(s) with graduate coursework (if applicable)
  • Scores
    One of the following
    • Official General Test GRE scores
    • A completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a 3.00 GPA overall or higher
    • A completed master’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a 3.00 GPA overall or higher

Application Packet Submission Deadline

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

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

International Student Required Documents

  • Apply Texas application
  • $75 (USD) application fee
  • All official transcripts
    • Bachelor’s degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor’s degree
    • Any master’s degree transcript(s) with graduate coursework (if applicable)
    • A copy of the provisional certificate or diploma
  • Scores
    One of the following
    • Official General Test GRE scores
    • A completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a 3.00 GPA overall or higher
    • A completed master’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a 3.00 GPA overall or higher
  • English proficiency
    Scores must be less than 2 years old.
    • Official TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550), or
    • Official IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall), or
    • Official PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher), or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States

Application Packet Submission Deadlines

Applications (including all required documents and for programs that are not fully online) have the following deadlines:

Fall admission consideration: June 1

Spring admission consideration: October 15

Summer admission consideration: March 15

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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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Master of Science in Computer Science :: 1.14 RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

Related Degree Programs

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