What will I learn?

Computer Science is the study of the principles, applications, and technologies of computing and computers. It involves the study of data and data structures and the algorithms to process these structures; principles of computer architecture-both hardware and software; problem solving and design methodologies; and language design, structure and translation techniques. Computer Science provides a foundation of knowledge for students with career objectives in a wide range of computing and computer-related professions.

The Department of Computer Science is dedicated to maintaining quality programs in undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching, and research and to the fruitful interaction between teaching and research. In research, we wish to maintain our emphasis on applications (often pursued with colleagues from other disciplines), and upon the synergistic relationships between theory and applications in which the most meaningful advances often result. The department has identified five specific areas in which we shall seek national prominence: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Security and Forensics, High Performance Computing, Software Engineering, and Visualization and Computer Graphics.

Which department am I in?

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (128 hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,900.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022


Mississippi State University

Starkville Campus, 25 Old Main,

101 Montgomery Hall,



39762, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have completion of Diploma from secondary school or secondary leaving examination.

English Language Proficiency

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum band score of 6.0.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum 525 for paper-based test, 197 for computer-based test, and 71 for Internet-based test
  • English portion of the ACT: minimum 19.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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