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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Admission Requirements

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  • Computer Science M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
    • GRE Essay of 3.5
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or closely related field and extensive background in Computer Science


Degree Requirements

UHCL’s College of Science and Computer 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.


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final* and Session Start - August 27

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Computer Science M.S. Faculty

Ahmed Abukmail
Ahmed Abukmail

Ahmed Abukmail

Associate Professor of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3888
Email: Abukmail@UHCL.edu
Office: Delta 169

Faculty Bio

Hisham Al-Mubaid
Hisham Al-Mubaid

Hisham Al-Mubaid

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3802
Email: hisham@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 168

Faculty Bio

Said Bettayeb
Said Bettayeb

Said Bettayeb

Interim Associate Dean, Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281.283.3717
Email: Bettayeb@uhcl.edu
Office: B3611.14

Faculty Bio

Gary Boetticher
Gary Boetticher

Gary Boetticher

Associate Professor of Computer Science, Computer Information Systems and Software Engineering ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3805
Email: boetticher@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 164

Faculty Bio

Pradeep Buddharaju
Pradeep Buddharaju | UHCL College of Science and Engineering

Pradeep Buddharaju

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3881
Email: Buddharaju@UHCL.edu
Office: Delta 173

Office hours:
Tue 5:30-7:30pm, Wed 4:00-6:00pm

Faculty Bio

Sadegh Davari
Sadegh Davari

Sadegh Davari

Department Chair of Computing and Mathematics and Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3865
Email: davari@uhcl.edu
Office: D153

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Terry Feagin
Terry Feagin

Terry Feagin

Professor of Computer Science ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3880
Email: feagin@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 172

Faculty Bio

Sharon Hall
Sharon Hall

Sharon Perkins Hall

Program Chair of Computer Science and Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3868
Email: perkins@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 115

Office hours:
Tuesday 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Faculty Bio

Khondker Shajadul Hasan
Khondker Shajadul Hasan, Ph.D.

Khondker Hasan

Assistant Professor of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3842
Email: hasank@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 224

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Morris Liaw
Morris Liaw

Morris Liaw

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3876
Email: liaw@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 170

Office hours:
Spring 2017 & Fall 2017
Wed 1:30pm - 3:30pm &
Thu 10:00am - 12:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Faculty Bio

Alfredo Perez-Davila
Alfredo Perez-Davila

Alfredo Perez-Davila

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3863
Email: perezd@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 167

Faculty Bio

Charles Philips
Charles Phillips

Charles E. Phillips Jr.

Lecturer of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3837
Email: Phillips@UHCL.edu
Office: B3128

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Kewei Sha

Kewei Sha

Assistant Professor of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3874
Email: sha@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 148

Faculty Bio

Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang

Toneluh (Andrew) A. Yang

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3835
Email: yang@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 174

Faculty Bio

Kwok Bun Yue
Kwok-Bun Yue

Kwok-Bun Yue

Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3864
Email: yue@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 163

Faculty Bio