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Computer Science

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Wuxu Peng
Comal Building, Room 309B

Advisor Support
Karen Hollensbe
Comal Building, Room 211B

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

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 1 February 1
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 certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.


Application Fee

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

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.

GRE Scores*

  • official GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections

  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.

*Due to COVID-19 and testing center closures, GRE not required for Fall 2020 applicants.


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


Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • 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

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.