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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

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Computer Science, MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Personal Statement

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Test Scores (if required)

You do not need to submit GRE scores if you have:

  • 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

If you do not meet the GPA exemption criteria, request that your GRE® scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Apply for FAFSA and TAFSA financial aid through the state and federal governments during the admission application process. Use code 003565.
  • Apply for outside scholarships once you are admitted to A&M-Commerce.
  • Check your financial aid and scholarship info through myLeo > Student Resources > Financial Aid Information.

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist is here to help you complete registration.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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

Deadlines

  • Fall admission consideration: June 1
  • Spring admission consideration: October 15
  • Summer admission consideration: March 15

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Computer Science, MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $75 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to:
    Texas A&M University-Commerce

    Attn: Graduate School
    2600 S. Neal St.
    Commerce, Texas 75428

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Personal Statement

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Test Scores (if required)

You do not need to submit GRE scores if you have:

  • 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

If you do not meet the GPA exemption criteria, request that your GRE® scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

English Proficiency

You do not need to submit test scores if you have completed (all years) of a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States.

Request that your scores from one of the following be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce:

  • TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550)
  • IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall)
  • PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher)
  • Duo Lingo (Minimum Score: 105)

*Scores must be less than two years old.

Official Sponsor Documents

Submit these documents to the Office of International Programs once you have been admitted

  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor with a balance of at least $26,025 USD which is less than 1 year old

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist is here to help you complete registration.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.


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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

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