MS in Computer Science

DePaul University - ISC, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 35,597

Course Accredited By

HLC

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship
DePaul's graduate Computer Science program is the premier training ground for computing professionals in the Chicago area.
Unlike a certificate program, our master's courses focus on fundamental concepts that remain constant, even as technology changes rapidly. Unlike more research focused institutions, however, our courses emphasize the programmatic application of these fundamental concepts. Students interested in research will find an abundance of advanced topics—medical imaging, data mining, algorithmic analysis, and scientific computing, to name a few. Companies hiring our recent grads include Argonne National Laboratory, Allstate, CNA, Disney Interactive, Facebook, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Lockheed Martin, and Microsoft.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • September 2022

 Entry requirements
 Postgraduate
 Standard GPP: 2-Quarter

  • TOEFL (iBT) 70 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 48-52
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 95
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Extended GPP: 3-Quarter

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 44-47
  • Pearson Versant NOT ACCEPTED
  • Duolingo 90
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 1-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 55 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42-43
  • Pearson Versant 61-64 (no subscore below 37)
  • Duolingo 85
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 2-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 4.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 37-41
  • Pearson Versant 58-60 (no subscore below 35)
  • Duolingo 80
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 3-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 40 overall
  • IELTS 4.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 30-36
  • Pearson Versant 47-57
  • Duolingo 70
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 4-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 32 overall
  • IELTS 3.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant 36-46
  • Duolingo 65
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

College of Computing and Digital Media

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 53
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 110
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: Direct Admission: 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital

           Media (3.0 for MS Computational Finance, Creative Producing, Data Science & Predictive Analytics); 2.5 for all other programs
 

Curriculum Requirements
Introductory Courses
CSC 400 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
CSC 401 Introduction to Programming
CSC 402 Data Structures I
CSC 403 Data Structures II
CSC 406 Systems I
CSC 407 Systems II


Foundation Courses
CSC 421 Applied Algorithms and Structures
CSC 435 Distributed Systems I
CSC 447 Concepts of Programming Languages
CSC 453 Database Technologies
SE 450 Object-Oriented Software Development


Major Elective Courses
Graduates of the MS in Computer Science program must be proficient in the at least one broad area of Computer Science listed below. For this reason students will take the remaining 32 credit hours from elective courses as follows:
16 credit hours from courses from one area
16 additional credit hours from courses from any area. Including the option to take the 2-course SE Studio sequence, the 2-course GAM studio sequence, the 1-course CS capstone, the Research Colloquium course, or write an MS Thesis, or develop an MS Research Project.
The courses in each area are listed below. The Independent Study courses (CSC 695) may be taken for up to 8 credits and at most 4 credit hours of CSC 695 can count towards the chosen area.

Areas
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Software and Systems Development


Theory
Data Science
Database Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Software Engineering
Game and Real-Time Systems
Human-Computer Interaction
Research and Thesis Options
As part of their electives, students have the option of signing up for the Research Colloquium, or completing a Research Project, or writing a Master Thesis, or participating in a Graduate Internship.
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Research Colloquium
Master's Research
Master's Thesis
Graduate Internship

Graduate 

Extended GGP (3 quarter) $22,269 CDM (College of Computing and Digital Media) 

$24,921 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business) 

Standard GGP (2 quarter)$18,566 CDM (College of Computing and Digital Media) 

$21,212 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business) 

Pre-Sessional English (1-2 Quarters) $3,703 per quarter 

Direct Admission (varies by program) $21,859 - $35,597 

Estimated Room, Board & Fees $11,251 - $16,877 

Graduate Pathway Scholarship available upto $4,000

 Graduate Direct Admission Scholarships available upto $5,000 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business) 

*Direct Admission Scholarship is available in each year.

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