MS and MCS program information
Master of Science degree in Computer Science (MS)
Master of Computer Science degree (MCS)
MS and MCS Graduate Application Deadlines
In order to be considered you must have completed an application to USU Graduate School, including all supporting materials.
Fall admissions deadlines:
All students who want to be considered for financial aid: March 1
After March 1, rolling admission (i.e., complete applications will be reviewed after received until the program is full).
Spring admissions deadline:
All students: October 15
Areas of Emphasis
The Department of Computer Science provides strong learning and research capabilities in Artificial Intelligence, Information Systems, Parallel and Distributed Systems, and Software Engineering. Research opportunities also exist in Compiler Design, Biomedical Systems, and Computer Security.
For specific information about the Computer Science Department's Graduate Program, please check the USU general catalog.
Learn about USU's general graduate admissions requirements, plus language and funding required for International graduate students, when you visit USU's Graduate School's page..
Requirements for Admission by the CS department for Master of Science in Computer Science (MS) and Master of Computer Science (MCS) degrees.
MS and MCS Program of Study Requirements A Program of Study (POS) shows every course you will take in your Masters program. It's important to know the details about course requirements so that your overall POS works for you and meets department guidelines.
Timeline What you need to do to earn your degree and when you need to do it.
Algorithms Placement Requirement Competence in algorithms must be demonstrated by students entering CS Masters degree programs.
Maintaining Good Standing Several factors are used to determine a student's standing.
Financial Assistance / Tuition Waivers Information about financial assistance offered to graduate students.
Graduate Committee Information about Graduate Supervisory Committees.
Graduate Student Frequently Asked Questions Answers to the most common questions asked by Masters level graduate students.
Thesis Style Guides for Computer Science Instructions and templates to get you started.
Distance-based Degree Opportunities USU participates with the Utah Education Network (UEN) in an effort to deliver courses and programs to nontraditional students.