What will I learn?

The MCS curriculum fosters the development of logical and analytical thinking and is designed to provide a basic foundation for students who seek careers in the forefront of computing. Emphasis is given to the mathematical theory of computer science and computational methods. The program concentrates on both the practical and theoretical aspects of computer science such as numerical computing, super computing, programming languages, algorithms, complexity, coding theory, combinatorics and graph theory. The curriculum is intended for students who seek careers in systems and/or mathematical computing. ELECTIVE COURSE CLUSTERS: Discrete Mathematical Computer Science, Algorithms and Programming, Computational Methods, Statistical Computation, Actuarial Science

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,704.00 per year

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

Application deadline

1 February 2021

Start date

11 January 2021, 23 August 2021

Venue

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

601 South Morgan Street (MC 228),

CHICAGO,

Illinois,

60607, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school graduates who have never attended another college or university must submit evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.

For international students

High school graduates who have never attended another college or university must submit evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.

They must have obtained TOEFL iBT - Total Score 80; TOEFL with a score of 550 on (paper-based) or an IELTS Overall Score - 6.5 with a score of subsection minimum as follows: listening 6, writing 6, reading 6, and speaking 6 or an PTE with a score of 54 (with subsection minimum as follows: listening 47, writing 56, reading 51, and speaking 53).

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

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About this uni

University of Illinois at Chicago ranks No. 7 on the Best Values list by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rankings

  • Chicago’s largest university with 30,000 students
  • Among the most diverse college campuses in the nation
  • Small class sizes for individualized attention
  • World-class research focus and facilities