Computer Science M.S.
Be at the Forefront of Research, Discovery and Innovation
Houston is home to more than half of the Fortune 500 companies in Texas. That’s why a computer science degree will place you in a culture of movement, growth, and advancement. The Computer Science Master of Science program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake takes your undergraduate computer science academic foundation and injects practical industrial technologies with real-world experience. The curriculum will help you develop a broad background in computer science areas relating to system and application software development.
Break New Ground in Technology
Computer science is about finding solutions to problems, so if you are the creative
type, you’ll be among like-minded innovators in work environments that become a breeding
ground for new and inventive concepts. This degree emphasizes the development of the skills and analytical abilities necessary
for design while developing computer-based solutions to complex systems' problems.
You will understand software and hardware principles in scientific, industrial and
commercial applications, while learning the basics of data structures, software engineering,
operating systems, database systems design, discrete mathematics, and computer architecture.
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Get ready to calculate the course load for your education at University of Houston-Clear Lake! Learn more about the courses required to succeed here in the College of Science and Engineering.
- Computer Science M.S.
Admission DeadlineStandard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- 3.0 GPA
- GRE total score of 290 (140 verbal + 150 quantitative).
- GRE is not required for students with Master's or Ph.D. degree, or undergraduate with bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited program.
- Foundation courses: Object-Oriented Programming, Calculus II, Data Structures, Design of Database Systems, Computer Organization and Assembly or Computer Architecture, Operating Systems. In addition to two of the following: Software Engineering, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, University Physics II.
- Additional Requirements - Undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, computer engineering or other disciplines related to computer science with extensive background of computer science.
UHCL’s College of Science and Engineering has created a solid foundation of study designed to help you make your educational dreams a reality. Explore the classes you’ll need to take for your University of Houston-Clear Lake degree.Computer Science, M.S.
Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Returning UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Returning UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Returning UHCL Students - May 25
Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.
Applying After the Priority Deadline
New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.
Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.
- International Deadlines
Deadline - May 1
Deadline - October 1
Deadline - April 1
For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.