MS Computer Science

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona, USA
MS Computer Science
Duration1.5-2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • Students can pursue either a thesis or a non-thesis Master’s.
  • The non-thesis option is designed for students to develop more sophisticated programming, theoretical, and applied skills for working in the industry.
  • The thesis-based master’s degree is designed for students considering research-based careers after their masters, as well as students who want to try out research while considering whether they may continue in a doctoral program.
  • Interested students should talk to relevant faculty about this option before entering into their last year, as they will need to identify a faculty advisor for the thesis.
  • Students who successfully complete an MS degree may command a higher salary and positions with more authority and autonomy in the industry.
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees2315409 INR
Hostel & Meals822485 INR
Insurance199579 INR
Transportation17724 INR
Mandatory Fees97702 INR
Books & Supplies87888 INR
Miscellaneous Expenses292960 INR
International Student Fee29296 INR
iCourse Fee7324 INR
Total1554958 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
Bachelors3.2 GPA
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in computer science or a closely related field.
  • Applicants should have a minimum undergraduate GPA for MS applicants is 3.2 out of a 4.0 scale.
  • A well-prepared applicant should be proficient in a high-level programming language such as C, C++, or Java, and have a solid background in the following areas:
    • mathematics, including calculus and discrete mathematics;
    • machine architecture;
    • programming languages, including exposure to a variety of high-level languages (e.g., Java, LISP);
    • data structures;
    • algorithm analysis; 
    • theory of computation; and
    • software systems, including compilers and operating systems.
  • All students must have at a minimum demonstrated advanced undergraduate studies in Systems (i.e. through an operating systems or compilers course) and Theory (i.e. through algorithms or theory of computation course).
  • Applicants from India must hold:
    • 4 years of accredited bachelor,
    • 3 year accredited bachelor + master;
    • 3 year accredited bachelor + post-grad diploma; or
    • 3 year bachelor by itself provided the degree is at least 120 credits
ExamsTOEFL: 79

  •  With no subject area below a 6

PTE: 60

GRE: Accepted

Additional info
  • Due to COVID-19, the GRE requirement is being waived for Fall 2021 applicants.
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