Computer science
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Master of science Missouri University of Science and Technology
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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline from an accredited university.
  • Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0, or 12 hours of graduate credit in computer science.
  • GRE Score: V ≥ 144; Q ≥ 155; WR ≥ 4.0.
  • International requirement: TOEFL ≥ 80 or IELTS ≥ 6.5, or satisfactory completion of an approved English language institute program.
  • Applicants are expected to have strong mathematical skills, competency in a modern programming language, and knowledge of the following computer science core subjects: Algorithms and Data Structures, Computer Organization/Architecture, Database and File Structures, Discrete Mathematics, Operating Systems.

Application dates

This program does not have set deadlines, so you can apply at any time. We do encourage students to apply by the stated dates to ensure their application gets processed in time for the beginning of the semester.

To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
Fall July 31 August
Spring Dec. 31 January
Summer May 19 June

Gather your papers

  • Two to three paragraphs explaining why you are applying for this program.  You will copy and paste your statement into the text box provided on the "Statement of Purpose" section of the application. 
  • Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admit decision. Missouri S&T requires official transcripts from all schools attended before a student may register for a second semester.
  • GRE scores are required for students applying directly into a master’s degree program; but are not required for those applying to a graduate certificate program.
    • Missouri S&T’s GRE Test Center Code is: 6876.
    • Upload your unofficial GRE scores under the "Test Scores" section of your application.
    • Missouri S&T requires official GRE scores before a student may register for a second semester. 
  • Three letters of recommendation. List three recommenders in the "Recommendations" section of the application. Letters of recommendations are not needed for those applying to a non-thesis master's degree program.

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Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Computer Science

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