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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 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.


Degree Requirements

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.

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New 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
  • Fall

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

About UHCL


Computer Science M.S. Faculty

Krishani Abeysekera
Krishani Abeysekera

Krishani Abeysekera

Senior Lecturer/System Administrator of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3831
Email: abeysekera@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 165

Krishani Abeysekera Faculty Bio

Ahmed Abukmail

Ahmed Abukmail

Program Chair of Computer Science and Associate Professor of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

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

Ahmed Abukmail Faculty Bio

Hisham Al-Mubaid
Hisham Al-Mubaid

Hisham Al-Mubaid

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

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

Hisham Al-Mubaid Faculty Bio

Sayed Banawan

Sayed Banawan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computing Sciences,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3824
Email: Banawan@UHCL.edu
Office: D222

Sayed Banawan Faculty Bio

Said Bettayeb
Said Bettayeb

Said Bettayeb

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

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

Said Bettayeb 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

Gary Boetticher Faculty Bio

Pradeep Buddharaju

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

Pradeep Buddharaju Faculty Bio

Sadegh Davari
Sadegh Davari

Sadegh Davari

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

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

Sadegh Davari Faculty Bio

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

Terry Feagin Faculty Bio

Khondker Shajadul Hasan
Khondker Shajadul Hasan

Khondker Shajadul Hasan

Associate Professor of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

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

Khondker Shajadul Hasan 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

Alfredo Perez-Davila Faculty Bio

Charles Phillips
Charles Phillips

Charles E. Phillips Jr.

Lecturer of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3837
Email: Phillips@UHCL.edu
Office: D226

Charles E. Phillips Jr. 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

Toneluh (Andrew) A. Yang 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

Kwok-Bun Yue Faculty Bio