Master of Science in Computer Science atUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Department Of Computer Science

Application Submit Date (Fall) Apr 15, 2023 View all dates


18 months (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • Master of Science in Computer Science is offered by the Department Of Computer Science under University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • The MSCS program consists of 30 hours and can be completed in 1.5 years by full-time students who have already fulfilled the program prerequisites
  • The MSCS program is designed to prepare individuals for professional and research-level careers in industry, government, and academia
  • The program is defined in terms of either of two plans:
    Plan I: 24 credit hours of CS courses and six (6) credit hours of thesis research (Master's Thesis Research)
    Plan II: 30 credit hours of CS courses (courses only; does not require a thesis)
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  • University Rankings
    • #301-400

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #169

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021

    • #148

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #147

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 18,62,112
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
InsuranceINR 2,05,714
TotalINR 2,05,714

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 81.6


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 16ᵗʰ December 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


CGPA - 3/4

  • Applicants must have a bachelors degree in Computer Science or in any other field
  • GPA (grade point average): 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); preferably higher in computer science courses. There is no need for international students to translate their grades to the 4.0 scale
  • Mathematics background equivalent to two terms of calculus (differential and integral calculus) is required. Linear algebra, statistics, differential equations, and advanced calculus are highly recommended
  • Applicants must have studied the following courses:
    • Introduction to Computation
    • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
    • Discrete Structures
    • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • The following courses are also required but can be taken after the student is admitted:-
    • Programming Languages
    • Software Engineering
    • Operating Systems or Systems Programming
  • Applicants who are currently working in the computing field and wish to obtain a graduate degree for career advancement are also eligibile

3 year degree accepted



Marks - 80/120


Marks - 53/90


Marks - 6.5/9

Other eligibility criteria
  • Study Plan: a clear statement of study plan, including specific graduate study objectives
Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Individuals from whom the applicant request references need to submit references online via the online application system

  • Electronic submission is the preferred method. However, if an applicant's referees prefer to mail a recommendation letter, it should be mailed to the address of the department or program to which the applicant is applying

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Step 5: Application deadline

Important Dates

Jan , 2023

Course Commencement Date (Spring)

Apr 15, 2023

Application Submit Date (Fall)


Aug , 2023

Course Commencement Date (Fall)

Joseph F. Volker International Scholarship
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Engineering,Computers,Science + 5 more
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Rs. 1,63,260
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Computers,Science,Humanities + 2 more

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