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MS in Computer Science

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 11,759

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  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
The Master of Science with a major in Computer Science is designed to prepare graduate professionals who can apply the necessary knowledge of computing to information requirements of organizations in business, government, industry and education.
The program provides for the education of individuals who will develop, maintain, or manage complex computer-based information systems.

The program provides the experienced professional with up-to-date specialized knowledge while developing those analytical skills necessary to stay abreast of the changing field of computing. The program also provides the recent baccalaureate graduate with additional applied and advanced knowledge, thus facilitating a more useful contribution to his/her career path.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2023
  • August 2023

Entry requirements

Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.50 Pre-Master’s Program
  • Up to 3 credits toward degree

Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 70 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 55
  • Pearson Versant 55-63
  • Duolingo 95
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.50 for Pre-Master’s Program
  • Up to 3 credits toward degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 110
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 3.0 for Direct Admission

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Requirements for the Master of Science in Computer Science degree may be met through one of two options: Thesis Option (Option I) or Course Only Option (Option II). The Thesis Option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours and the Course Only Option requires a minimum of 36 credit hours. The Thesis Option allows for maximum flexibility in choosing elective courses. This option allows the student to concentrate on a particular field or area of computer science. The Course Only Option allows for flexibility in choosing elective courses but requires the student to take at least two electives from each of the three elective concentration tracks. The concentration tracks are Software and Programming, Data Sciences, and Cyber Science.

Core Courses (9 credit hours)
Requirements for Option I – Thesis Option:
Minimum number of credit hours: 30

Requirements for Option II – Course Option:
Minimum number of credit hours: 36

Electives are chosen by the student but are subject to approval by the student’s graduate faculty advisor. For the Thesis Option, electives should be taken that will support the student’s thesis. For the Course Only Option, students must obtain breadth by taking electives across different areas of computer science, and must take at least two courses from each of the concentration tracks. Electives not listed in the concentration tracks may also be taken to fulfill remaining credit hours.

No more than six hours of approved electives may come from courses taken at another university or from outside of computer science. Credit from a master’s degree earned at another institution will not be applied to a second master’s degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. A maximum of six hours of approved Directed Independent Study may count toward the MS degree.

Concentration Tracks
A. Software and Programming
B. Data Science
C. Cyber Science

Postgraduate Program Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters) $12252 

Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester) $6126 

Direct Admission (2 semesters/9 credits each) Business: $11,759 Engineering/Computer Science: $12,126 

Estimated Room & Board $15,029 - $20,004

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