School of Computer Science & Engineering

Master of Science in Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science degree program provides students with academic and professional opportunities at three levels. At the first level, the program allows individuals with a baccalaureate degree in computer science (or a related field) to broaden their knowledge of the subject as well as strengthen their professional marketability and increase their earning potential. At the second level, the M.S. in Computer Science program can be an avenue for career change to computer science for those who have degrees and employment in other fields. Lastly, at the third level, the M.S. in Computer Science program provides individuals a strong foundation for graduate study at the doctoral level.

The program is designed to help students develop analytical, problem solving and practical skills in computer science through advanced course work, directed software development and supervised research and independent studies. Students should acquire sufficient and requisite knowledge in the discipline as well as critical thinking, oral and written communication skills to qualify them for highly technical positions in the industry and to enable them to be successful in a doctoral program in computer science.

Program Information

GRE Requirement

For admission into the master’s degree program, applicants need to satisfy both of the following GRE requirements.

  • Have a total GRE General Exam Score of at least 300 for the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections.
  • Score at least in the 70 percentile rank in the Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE General Exam.

Additional Resources

Enrollment and Graduations

Year Enrollment* Graduations**
2007 63 21
2008 50 19
2009 48 7
2010 43 12
2011 39 10
2012 32 12
2013 29 13
2014 52 7
2015 73 24
* Master's degree program enrollments in Fall quarter of designated year.
** Annual graduations starting from Fall quarter of designated year.
Source: CSUSB Office of Institutional Research