M.S. in Computer Science atUniversity of Houston Department of Computer Science


1.5 - 2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The MS in Computer Science provides a theoretical and applied understanding of various specialties in the computing field
  • Students are expected to learn the fundamentals of Computer Science and gain hands-on skills, develop a deeper appreciation of computing and its applications towards a broad range of societal problems
  • MS students are required to pursue a track specialization in Core Computer Sciences, Data Analytics, Parallel and Distributed Systems, or Interactive Media
  • This program places a strong emphasis on a specialty to ensure students gain the in-demand skills and knowledge necessary for today's careers in computing
  • Students will develop the necessary knowledge to apply mathematical and scientific reasoning to a variety of problems, and design, correctly implement and document computational solutions


  • University Rankings
    • #201-300

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #701-750

      - QS 2022

    • #601-800

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #179

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #439

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 12,37,054
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 8,95,650
InsuranceINR 2,43,838
Student Service FeeINR 40,394
University Center FeeINR 20,974
Recreation and Wellness CenterINR 17,400
Housing Application FeeINR 3,884
TotalINR 12,22,140

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 77.68


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 9ᵗʰ December 2021

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Example profiles of competitive applicants: BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related field and 3.0/4.0 or higher cumulative GPA in last 60 hours

  • If applicants bachelor degree is not in the desired discipline then applicants are required to demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency in computer science

  • Applicants must have studied Calculus I & II, Linear Algebra, Object-Oriented Programming, Data Structures, Computer Architecture, Automata and Computability (Theory of Computation) and Operating Systems


Marks - 79/120

  • With a writing subscore of 20


Marks - 6.5/9

  • With a writing subscore of 5.5


Marks - 305/340

  • Applicants with very strong transcripts or research experience a few points lower can be competitive

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Statement of purpose (one page) is required
  • For all applicants: include a brief description, background, interest in the computer science field, related experience (e.g. professional, teaching, research) and explanation of motivation for selecting university

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Step 5: Application deadline

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for USA.

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