University of Missouri - St Louis

College of Arts and Sciences

Computer Science


One University Boulevard

One University Blvd.

Saint Louis, MO 63121

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.- Computer Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Candidates for the M.S. degree in Computer Science must complete 30 hours of course work, subject to the Graduate School regulations. Of these, at least 18 hours must be numbered 5000 or above, with at least one course numbered 6000 or above, chosen with the prior approval of the Graduate Director. All courses numbered below 5000 must be completed with grades of at least B-. Outside computer science, up to 6 hours of related course work is allowed upon permission of the Graduate Director. Thesis Option: Students may choose to write an M.S. thesis written under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. A thesis is not, however, required for this degree. A student who wishes to write a thesis should enroll in 6 hours of CS 6900, Thesis (Note: at most 6 hours can be accumulated for CS 5880 and CS 6900). Students writing an M.S. thesis must defend their thesis in an oral exam administered by a committee of three department members which includes the thesis director.


The University of Missouri-St. Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. This accreditation applies to all baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Our next scheduled comprehensive evaluation will be 2018.

International Student Requirements:

In addition to the above requirements, International students are required to document English proficiency by providing scores from an internationally accepted standardized examination before a decision is made on admission.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $415.20 instate plus $608.40 nonresident USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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