Program Overview

Southern Methodist University’s Master of Science in Computer Science program contains core courses which cover material considered fundamental to graduate-level computer science and are required of all students. Each student is expected to specialize in some area of computer science. The concentration area is a mechanism by which a student can tailor a coherent program of study to his/her interests.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or closely related discipline. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may also be admitted to the program and required to take articulation course work. A minimum GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 point basis in the student's junior and senior years. A reasonable level of mathematical maturity.

    School Overview

    A nationally ranked private university, Southern Methodist University is a distinguished center for teaching and research located near the heart of Dallas. SMU's students benefit from small classes, research opportunities, leadership development, international study and innovative programs. SMU is dedicated to shaping world changers. It prepares students to make an impact through their chosen professions and service to society. SMU was founded by what is now The United Methodist Church in partnership with civic leaders. The University is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.

    SMU offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs from the following colleges and schools:

    • Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
    • Cox School of Business
    • Meadows School of the Arts
    • Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering
    • Dedman School of Law
    • Perkins School of Theology
    • Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development

    SMU offers professional certificate program online through the department of Continuing and Professional Education.


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