Master of Science in Computer Science

General

Program Description

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas offers coursework leading to a Master of Science degree in Computer Science.

You have two options for earning a master’s degree.

  • The thesis option requires 30 credit hours of coursework, including 6 credit hours of thesis.
  • The non-thesis option requires 36 credit hours of coursework. That may include 3 credit hours of a project or 6 credit hours of a problem in lieu of a thesis.

You can select a specialization area in consultation with a major professor and the graduate coordinator.

Graduate Opportunities

You’ll be able to work closely with distinguished faculty members to solve complex problems faced by businesses and consumers. The department has a working relationship with local and national companies, and its Industrial Advisory Board is composed of representatives from high-tech firms.

Faculty Research

UNT is committed to excellence in teaching. We invest in leading faculty members who partner with students on many research projects.

Faculty research is supported through grants from federal and state institutions and private industry, including the:

  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas State Energy Conservation Office
  • U.S. Department of Education

Research Centers and Laboratories

Classes and research are conducted at Discovery Park, a 300-acre facility located five miles north of the main campus and serviced by a free shuttle. In addition to instructional facilities with cutting-edge equipment, the department supports numerous centers and research laboratories that offer unlimited possibilities for study and research.

The department offers comprehensive research that focuses on:

  • Algorithms and Computational Science
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Databases and Data Mining
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software

Research centers housed in the department include the Center for Computational Epidemiology and Response Analysis, the Center for Information and Cyber Security and more.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Computer Science Master’s program, students should meet the following requirements.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.
  • GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative section, 146 or higher on the Verbal section, and 3.5 on analytical writing.
  • Most international applicants need to provide proof of English proficiency: TOEFL 83+ or IELTS 7.0+.

Students who do not have a background in Computer Science may take leveling courses to qualify for admission to the program as determined by the department.

Last updated May 2019

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