MS in Computer Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

About University of Texas at Austin

Founded in 1885, University of Texas at Austin is one of the most prestigious schools in the USA. It is a public research university, and is the flagship institute of the University of Texas System. UTA is a dream university for a number of students thanks to its history, and the excellent future it promises. However, it isn’t an easy task to get in, unless you have an absolutely outstanding profile, complete with impeccable academics, a couple of international publications, and extensive research work. It ranks #36 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.

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STEM Course
The MS in Computer Engineering at UT Austin 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






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Work Ex

12 months

UT Austin Computer Engineering

Fall Deadline (Send docs)
15 December, 2019


Fall: 19 Mar |
*Estimate based on previous dates reported by Yocketers

Course Description

The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program is designed for students who have
completed a bachelor's degree in computer science and want to further their studies. There are two on-campus master's degree options: the MSCS with thesis and the MSCS no thesis/no report. Both degrees require 30 hours of coursework. The no thesis/no report option is defined by more organized coursework than the thesis option, which requires 2 thesis classes. Prospective students applying to the to the on-campus master's program do not need to declare which degree they intend to pursue at the time of application. It takes approximately 2 years to complete, though it can be completed in one and a half years by taking one additional course in one of the semesters you are here.

The following UTCS undergraduate courses, or equivalent, are required as background*:

  • Discrete Math for Computer Science (CS 311 )
  • Introduction to Programming (CS 312)
  • Data Structures (CS 314)
  • Algorithms and Complexity (CS 331 )
  • Computer Organization and Architecture (CS 429)
  • Principles of Computer Systems (CS 439)

Eligibility and Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United
    States or a comparable degree from a foreign academic institution with upper-division GPA of
    3.0 or higher (2copies to be provided, with separate copies through the CS Department
  • Official Test Scores (GRE, TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of reference

Job Prospects and Placements for Computer Engineering at University of Texas at Austin

Texas Computer Science graduate programs are structured to provide breadth of knowledge as well as command of a student’s specific area of interest. The curriculum’s emphasis on research methodology wholly qualifies graduates to perform strongly in applied research settings in corporations, consulting firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizatiojns or in academic research.

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