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Master of Science (MS) Computer Science University of Missouri - St. Louis




COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

Course info


UMSL Cyber Start Grant for Fall 2020 - Under this scheme, F1 international students who are unable to report to campus this fall due to COVID19 are able to pay a reduced rate of tuition. • This will only be for the Fall 2020 semester as the students should be on campus in Spring 2021 paying regular rates. • Any UMSL Global scholarship awarded for Fall 2020 would be deferred until Spring 2021. • Students must be enrolled in a degree program conducive to online learning.

The M.S. in Computer Science has three different options to choose from, offering a wide range of career opportunities. All graduates will have a broad computing background and will be exposed to a wide range of technologies. They will also be prepared for team work, independent research, and technical reporting and presentations. Students may enroll in our program on a full-time or part-time basis, and all programs can be completed in the evening as part of the UMSL NOW program.

Degree Program

Requires 30 hours of course work. Students must satisfy all core requirements.

Non-thesis option: Students complete the 30 hours in courses.

Thesis Option: Students writing a thesis enroll in 6 hours of CS 6900, Thesis, and defend their thesis in an oral exam administered by a committee of three department members, including the thesis director.

Career Opportunities

  • Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Support
  • Economist
  • Computer and Info Systems Manager
  • Banking and Finance

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science (MS) Computer Science.

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$22,980.00 (17,06,621) per year

COVID - 19 Fee Changes-Online Start: UMSL Cyber Start Grant for Fall 2020 - USD $825.00 per credit hour for Graduate tuition + fees (Normally USD $1,228.20 per credit hour + fees)

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


23-Aug-21, 18-Jan-22, 22-Aug-22


College of Arts and Sciences

1 University Boulevard,

303 Lucas Hall,



63121, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate in Computer Science or a related discipline before beginning the master’s program by the time they begin their program. Transcripts must show the following coursework, or students must complete the work prior to starting their MS degree: C programming, object oriented programming language (C++ or Java), data structures, assembly language programming, computer architecture, or computer organization, an elementary course in algorithms and analysis, advanced programming with UNIX, two semesters of calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, and an elementary course in probability or statistics.

Grade Point Average

Minimum of 3.25 on 4.0 scale. Students whose overall GPA is 2.75 to 3.24 may be admitted under some circumstances

Entrance examinations

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is required only to apply for an assistantship.

Proof of English proficiency

Minimum requirements vary by department. It is recommended that students have a 79 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, or 53 PTE-A

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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