Master of Science in Computer Science / Theory of Computation
Southern Methodist University

Program Details

Students gain a variety of capabilities and skills with a master’s degree in Computer Science from SMU. The Theory of Computation specialization focuses on the various ways algorithms can be utilized in a Computer Science context.

Courses in this online Computer Science degree cover the design, implementation, and evaluation of computer-based systems, processes, components, and programs. Students learn how to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics to software design and computing problems. Students can choose specialization electives from a wide range of available courses.

Electives available to students pursuing this specialization include:

  • Compiler construction
  • Coding theory and applications
  • Parallel and distributed processing
  • Probability and statistics for scientists and engineers

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Methodist University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or closely related discipline
  • A reasonable level of mathematical maturity.