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MS in Computer Science
Pennsylvania State University


The Master's of Science degree in Computer Science at Penn State University is a professionally oriented program designed to prepare its students for employment. The program touches relevant courses, explaining relevant theories and providing its students with a more solid theoretical background. More information about the course can be found HERE.

On completion of this program, students are expected to be able to:

  • Develop system software
  • Use theoretical knowledge to solve scientific and engineering problems.
  • Develop security critical systems
  • Solve computationally hard problems; and so on.

Core courses:

  • COMP 505 Theory of Computation.
  • COMP 511 Design and Analysis of Algorithms.
  • COMP 512 Advanced Operating Systems.
  • COMP 519 Advanced Topics In Database Management Systems.
  • COMP 594 Master's Studies.

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Annual Tuition Fee*

18 Months

Course Duration


Course Credits

On Campus

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Application Fee


Application Deadline

May 31, 2022


Application Deadline

Sep 30, 2022


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Academic Pre-Requisites

Applicants for dis program are to adhere to all the general rules and requirements for admission as stated in the Graduate Bulletin Application and Admission Procedures page. They are also expected to meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Technology fields from an accredited university wif a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or it's equivalent on other scales.
  2. Applicants must tender their GRE scores.
  3. Applicants must provide official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  4. Applicants must provide three letters of professional recommendation.
  5. Applicants must provide a personal statement of professional interest, goals and experience.



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Designed to prepare students for employment in industry/ government or for further study in a doctoral program, this program emphasizes practical concerns and theoretical background, providing students with the skills and knowledge to perform a variety of tasks, including the development of: Scientific and engineering applications Safety and/or security critical systems Systems software Distributed applications Solutions to computationally hard problems While not intended as preparation for subsequent entrance to a Ph.D. program, this goal is not precluded. After specific course requirements are met, students may select appropriate electives to suit their individual interests within the program. Anticipated areas of interest include software engineering, systems programming, computer network and security, and artificial intelligence.

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