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Master of Computer Science

100% Online Master of Computer Science

Ready to boot up your career? With Texas Wesleyan's new online Master of Computer Science, you'll gain the skills and experience that you can use to start or upgrade your career. Our Smaller. Smarter. philosophy means you'll work one-on-one with professors who are experts in their field, while still getting big opportunities like internships, networking opportunities and more.

As part of your degree, you'll take classes in a wide range of courses that were specifically chosen to give you an edge in the computer science job market. From courses in system security to machine learning and computer architecture, you'll get your degree prepared to land a job in a competitive market.

 

Start on your schedule

With seven scheduled starts per year, you can get your degree on a timeline that works best for you.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2023-2024

Start Date May 20, 2024 July 1, 2024
Priority Date* April 20, 2024 June 1, 2024
Start Date Priority Date*
March 18, 2024 February 18, 2024
May 20, 2024 April 20, 2024

Dates are subject to change.

*You can still apply for financial aid after the priority date.

 
How will getting my Master of Computer Science help me?

The job market for computer science master's graduates is hot — you can expect to earn an average of $102,000 per year. That is the highest salary among advanced degrees in the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2021 survey, and the job market is growing. According to NACE, the market for degree holders is expanding by over 3.5% every year, so you can be assured that you can land your dream job.

What will I learn?

In your Master of Computer Science courses, you'll learn about concepts from across the computer science world — from hot topics like machine learning and AI to computer system architecture and database systems.

Want to learn even more? Check out a sample degree plan and learn more about the program.

Where are classes?

Our Master of computer science is 100% online, so you can learn from anywhere. You'll watch class lectures and finish assignments on your own time through Canvas, our Learning Management System.

How will the degree work with my schedule?

The Master of Computer Science is flexible and built for your busy schedule. Classes are online so you can learn on your own schedule. Plus, we have plenty of 7-week starts so that you don't have to wait for the fall or spring semester, and you can complete your degree in as few as 18 months.

What are the admission requirements?

Interested in applying to the program? Here's what you'll need to start your degree.

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or comparable foreign degree) in one of the following:
    • A major in Computer Science or a related field
    • A major in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field and have successfully completed computer science courses such as Data Structures, C++, Java and Python
    • A non-STEM field with successful completion of Calculus II, Linear Algebra and Computer Science courses such as Data Structures, C++, Java and Python.
    • A GPA that meets the following requirements:
      • 3.0 GPA or higher
      • 2.5 overall GPA or a 2.75 last 60 hours GPA and with a minimum GRE score of 145 Verbal and 155 Quantitative
      • 2.5 GPA overall or 2.75 last 60 hours GPA and three years of work experience in a related field
  • English proficiency, which may be shown through one of the following:
    • A bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79/213/550 (internet, computer, paper-based) that is less than two years old
    • IELTS score of 6.5
    • Other appropriate documents supporting English proficiency (approved as proof of English proficiency by ϲͼ only in rare circumstances)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended