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Computer Science

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Wuxu Peng
cs_graduateadvisor@txstate.edu
512.245.3874
Comal Building, 
Room 309B

Department of Computer Science
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Texas State’s Department of Computer Science is known for cutting-edge curricula, a dedicated faculty and well-equipped and remotely accessible laboratory facilities. Combined, these elements provide students with hands-on experience while implementing classroom concepts, providing the specialized training graduates need to land the best jobs.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.A. 36 Non-Thesis Minor required
M.A. 30 Thesis Minor required
M.S. 36 Non-Thesis Minor required within the College of Science
M.S. 30 Thesis Minor required within the College of Science
M.S. 36 Non-Thesis No minor required
M.S. 30 Thesis No minor required

Texas State Round Rock Campus
This program can be completed in Round Rock, though taking courses in both San Marcos and Round Rock will result in quicker degree completion.

Online Availability
The majority of this program may be offered exclusively online. If you are not a Texas resident and will not relocate, please visit the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. International students, please visit the International Office regarding additional considerations in taking online courses.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 15 February 15
Fall - Standard June 15 June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II June 1 No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • background course work. Read additional information about the diagnostic interview.

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted.


GRE Scores

  • official GRE scores required with a preferred minimum of 286 (verbal and quantitative sections combined) with no less than 140 in the verbal section and 148 in the quantitative section

  The GRE may be waived if you hold a master's or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. If you hold a master's or doctoral degree (or the equivalent thereof) from an accredited international institution, the GRE may be waived on an individual basis.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


Documents

  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose
  • three letters of recommendation

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

If you do not meet the scores above, you may qualify for English-based conditional admission if you meet the minimum scores below:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 59 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 5.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 5.5

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


Additional Information

  Diagnostic Interview
If you are accepted to the program, you will participate in a diagnostic interview with the graduate advisor. This interview will include a review of test scores, grades, and work history. In some cases, additional courses may be added to your degree program.