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What will I learn?

The Master’s Degree in Computer Science degree program is intended to prepare individuals with a strong mathematical, scientific, or technical background for entry into the computer science field at an advanced level and for further study leading to the doctorate.

Stem and OPT

The M.S. degrees offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport are classified by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees. Therefore, all International Students who earn an MS degree are eligible for twelve (12) months of OPT (Optional Practical Training) and at the end of the twelve months of OPT, the student and the company the student works for, can apply for an extension of seventeen (17) additional months of work, as long as the company is an E-verify company. In summary, a graduate with an M.S. degree can work under OPT in the U.S.A. for a total of twenty-nine (29) months.

Learning Outcomes

Our Computer Science Students will:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of Computer Science
  • Have an enhanced ability to learn, on their own, technical details for which they are responsible
  • Have an enhanced ability to apply the knowledge learned to solve technical problems that arise in research they conduct or supervise
  • Have an enhanced ability to study an issue, identify and evaluate alternative actions, propose an optimal course of action
  • Have an enhanced ability to prepare technical point papers, brief their seniors, and defend their conclusions

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (A total of 34 semester hours)

Tuition fees
USD $1,015 per credit hour

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

Application deadline

1 December 2020, 15 July 2021

Start date

19 January 2021, 23 August 2021

Venue

School of Engineering

221 University Avenue,

BRIDGEPORT,

Connecticut,

6604, United States

Online/Distance (34 semester hours)

Tuition fees
USD $700 per credit hour

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

Application deadline

1 December 2020, 15 July 2021

Start date

19 January 2021, 23 August 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related STEM field from an accredited university or recognized international institution
  • Recommended cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.90 or higher

You must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways listed below. If you cannot demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may be able to begin academic classes.

  • Proof of completion of Advanced Level at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI)
  • Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT) for graduates (post-graduates)
  • A minimum IELTS Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates)
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 58 for graduates (post-graduates)
  • A minimum Duolingo English Test score of 95 for graduates
  • A grade of “C” or better from an accredited American university for one semester of college English Composition
  • An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Services) Level 112
  • An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English
  • An EIKEN score of Grade Pre-1 or above for graduates
  • A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program
  • WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam

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

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About this uni

Located just one hour from New York City, the university is set amongst 400 acres of parkland along the coast of the Long Island Sound.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • Ranked the 39th most diverse university in the U.S.
  • Offers academic merit scholarships to international students
  • Small class sizes with a 16:1 student-faculty ratio