What will I learn?

The Master of Science degree provides a solid foundation in computer science while still offering flexibility to meet the needs and interests of individual students. The MS Thesis option requires 30 credits of course work of which typically 21 credits must derive from graded courses. Students in good standing typically complete this option in two years.

The MS thesis option requires 30 credits of course work of which typically 21-24 credits derive from courses and 6-9 credits from research work. At least one advanced graduate course must be included on the plan of study. Students must satisfy the breadth requirement by taking CS courses at the 5000 and 6000 levels that span four (4) different areas, adhere to an appropriate credit distribution, complete the graduate seminar twice, comply with the ethics and diversity requirements by completing either CS5014 or CS5024, and complete an oral and written final exam (also known as a Master's Thesis). Students in good standing typically complete the degree option in two years.

Majors

  • Bioinformatics Option

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$14,207.50 per year
USD $14,207.50 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

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

Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$15,208.00 per year
USD $15,208 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

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

Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

National Capital Region - Manassas Campus

9408 Prince William Street,

ARLINGTON,

Virginia,

22203, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum GPA: 3.0.

For international students

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon receipt of a four year (or 3 year degree recognized by the Bologna process) bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and the presentation of evidence of potential to pursue graduate work.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Testing Requirements:

TOEFL Paper 577.0

iBT 90.0

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.


Application Deadlines: Fall: Dec 15; Spring: Sep 01.

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

Pathways options

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