Master of Science in Computer Science atUniversity of Southern California , Los AngelesDepartment of Computer Science

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Course Commencement Date Aug , 2022 View all dates


1.5 - 2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The Master of Science in Computer Science provides intensive preparation in the concepts and techniques related to the design, programming, and application of computing systems
  • Students are provided a deep understanding of both fundamentals and important current issues in computer science and computer engineering so that they may either obtain productive employment or pursue advanced degrees
  • The MS in Computer Science program requires the student to take a broad spectrum of courses, while simultaneously allowing for emphasis in desired areas of specialization


  • University Rankings
    • #61

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #112

      - QS 2022

    • #63

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #70

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #27

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 27,33,093
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 11,34,905
InsuranceINR 1,64,371
TransportationINR 1,91,015
Books and suppliesINR 69,912
TotalINR 15,60,203

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 77.68


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 24ᵗʰ July 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Applicants are required to have completed or be in process of completing an undergraduate degree in computer science or its equivalent from a regionally-accredited university, and must possess substantial computing background
  • Applicants without a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science will only be considered with coursework and demonstrated proficiency in a minimum of three* (3) of the core Computer Science courses listed below and at least one* (1) of the Computer Science related Mathematics Courses
  • Core Computer Science Courses
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Geometric Modeling
    • Brain Theory
    • Operating Systems
    • Compilers Robotics
    • Computer Architecture
    • Software Design in Computer Science
    • Computer Organization
    • Software Engineering
    • Computer Communications
    • 3D Graphics and Rendering
    • Computer Vision
    • Web Technologies
    • Database Systems
  • Computer Science Related Mathematics Courses
    • Algorithms
    • Data Structures
    • Discrete Math
    • Discrete Structures
    • Numerical Computation


Marks - 90/120

  • With no less than 20 on each section


Marks - 61/90

  • with 53 or above on each band


Marks - 6.5/9

  • With no less than 6 on each band

Other eligibility criteria
Applicants who have completed their bachelor's degree from a recognized university in which English is the language should be waived.
Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Required only for: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • Optional for: Electrical Engineering and Computer science programs
  • Statement of Purpose (Optional): The statement of purpose should succinctly describe student's reasons for applying to the proposed program at the Viterbi School of Engineering, their preparation for this field of study, study interests, future career plans, and other aspects of your background and interests which may aid the admissions committee in evaluating aptitude and motivation for graduate study

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Important Dates

Aug , 2022

Course Commencement Date

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