What will I learn?

With the industry embracing new technologies such as machine learning, block chains, and augmented reality, now is a great time to pursue an advanced degree in computer science. We encourage computer science students as well as those who have degree in other disciplines to explore the option of a master's.

The master's degree prepares students for careers as software engineers and computing specialists in companies of all sizes. Some of the leading technical companies prefer to hire master's students. Generally, master's degree holders receive a starting salary that is substantially higher than that for Bachelor's degree holders and are hired to work on more technically advanced projects.

Thesis track

Students on the thesis track must complete a Program of Study of at least 30 credits which includes at least 20 credits of coursework and exactly 10 credits of thesis. The Program of Study is to be filled out during a student's first semester of graduate school in consultation with his or her advisor.

Courses-only track

Students on the courses-only track must complete a Program of Study of at least 30 credits. The Program of Study is to be filled out during a student's first semester of graduate school in consultation with his or her advisor.

Which department am I in?

Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 30 credits)

Tuition fees
US$16,198.00 per year

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

Start date

31 August 2020

Venue

Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering

Montana State University,

237 Norm Asbjornson Hall,

BOZEMAN,

Montana,

59717, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

In general, most graduate programs require: A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited, government-recognized university. B average or higher from your undergraduate study (3.0/4.0 GPA, or equivalent).

For international students

A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited, government-recognized university. These degrees are generally four-year-long programs.
B average or higher from your undergraduate study (3.0/4.0 GPA, or equivalent).

Evidence of English Language Proficiency:

Internet-based TOEFL Test (iBT): 80

Paper-based TOEFL Test (PBT): 550

IELTS: 6.5

PTE Academic: 54

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About this uni

MSU is the largest research entity in Montana and is in the top 3% of institutions in the U.S for research expenditure.

  • Top 3% of U.S. institutions for research expenditure
  • MSU has more than 300 fully equipped research labs
  • Over 250 academic options
  • The 26th most technologically advanced university globally