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Master of Computer Science (MCS)

The USU Computer Science Department is excited to announce our new Master of Computer Science (MCS) program! This is a professional, coursework-only degree. Admissions are open now - please forward/share with your family, friends, classmates, and colleagues who may be interested in a career pivot to Computer Science (no previous CS experience required) or pursuing additional education. No GRE is required for admission!
The Master of Computer Science is a professional, coursework-only Master's degree which:
    o   Invites students from all undergraduate backgrounds to apply.
    o   No previous CS or coding experience required!
    o   Students without a grade of C or better in a course in Data Structures and Algorithms (CS 2420 at USU) must complete three (3) prerequisite courses (two or three semesters) before beginning their MCS coursework.
·         Has no entrance exam requirement!
    o   Admissions requirements: previous transcripts, three letters of recommendation resume, and statement of purpose
·         Allows students to take courses according to their interests (no required curriculum)
·         Can be completed as quickly as three (3) semesters
    o   Only 33 credits (or 11 courses) are required
·         Allows students to study Data Science, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Software Development/Engineering, Security, Algorithms, and more!
Applications are now being accepted for the Master of Computer Science at Utah State University. For more information, contact Caitlin Thaxton (
Current students interested in transferring to the MCS should contact Caitlin Thaxton (