MS in Computer Science
University of Southern California



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Tuition Fee
$69,565

STEM Course
The MS in Computer Science at USC is a government-designated STEM degree and so international students may be eligible for the 24-month F1 OPT (optional practical training) extension.

Course Duration
24 months

Program Link
You can know more about this program on the university website



AVERAGE PROFILE OF ADMITS
BASED ON PAST YOCKETERS ADMITTED


GRE

319


TOEFL

101


UG Score

9 CGPA


Work Ex

14 months

UPCOMING DEADLINES
USC Computer Science

Spring Deadline (Send docs)
15 September, 2019

Fall Deadline (Send docs)
15 January, 2020


DECISION DATES*

Fall: 12 Mar | Spring: 17 Nov |
*Estimate based on previous dates reported by Yocketers


Course Description

The Master of Science in Computer Science provides prepares students for the field with using concepts and techniques related to the design, programming, and application of computing systems. There is a thesis or non-thesis option for this program.

Courses:

Required course (4 units):

  • Analysis of Algorithms (4)

Choose 2 of the following courses (8 units):

  • Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (4)
  • Web Technologies (4)
  • Database Systems (4)

Additional Course Work (16 units):

Elective courses that students choose to go towards their Masters



Eligibility and Application Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, math or hard science from a regionally-accredited university.
  • Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)
  • Satisfactory GRE test scores. All scores must be officially reported to the university directly by ETS.
  • Substantial background in computing constitutes a minimum requirement.
  • Transcripts
  • Valid GRE scores must be dated within five years of the start of the intended application semester. USC accepts document from ETS to validate scores.
  • Resume/CV (Required)
  • Statement of Purpose (Optional)
  • Letters of Recommendation (Optional)
  • English Language Proficiency. For possible exemption from additional language requirements, you must achieve an Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) score of 90, with no less than 20 on each section or an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6 on each band score. For more details on English Proficiency Criteria, please visit USC Graduate Admission - Proficiency in English.





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