Master of Science in Computer Science (STEM)
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Seattle University
location icon Illinois, United States of America | Public
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Course Fee
$ 994 per Credit
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Course Duration
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Not Req
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Why study Seattle University?
  • The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program offers a curriculum based on theoretical foundations and practical applications. The curriculum includes advanced courses in core areas of computer science and flexible electives to meet your professional goals. Students can customize their curriculum with the General Option, or choose one of the pre-built specializations.

    Specializations: Data Science, Software Engineering

    Credits: 45-49 quarter credits

    Program Length: 2-3 Years


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Application Requirements

Completed Application Form

Transcripts of all post-secondary education institutions attended in the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of the bachelors degree, including any transfer credits earned during this time, and any post-baccalaureate coursework. In most cases, unofficial transcripts can be used for the evaluation stage, but official transcripts must be submitted prior to the start of term.

Resume or CV summarizing academic and related work experience (if any).

Letter of Intent (1-2 pages) discussing background, interests, and reasons for wanting to pursue an MSCS.

Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from academic or professional recommenders who have evaluated your academic work or supervised you in a practical context, and who are able to assess your potential for graduate study.

International Students: International students may be required to submit additional materials in order to have their applications evaluated. If English is not the applicants native language, a demonstration of English proficiency meeting the university’s entrance requirements must be submitted. Please visit the International Admissions page for complete information.

TOEFL 86; IELTS 6.5; Duolingo 120 with a 3.0 GPA


Rolling Admissions - No Deadlines

The MSCS program has no official deadline for submission. We will continue to accept and evaluate applications so long as there is time to process them. Completed applications typically take 3-5 weeks to evaluate. International applicants should plan for additional time for visa processing to ensure that they can arrive in time for the first day of classes. Please contact grad-admissions@seattleu.edu if you have questions about applying.

Winter Quarter (January): Nov. 20
Spring Quarter (March): Feb. 20 
Fall Quarter (September):Aug. 20

The cost information listed below shows the per credit rate charge for each program, as well as any mandatory fees and opt-in charges (like health insurance). 

Please review your academic program credit requirements to assist with calculating costs per quarter, annually, or for the entirety of the program. 

Computer Science -  $994

Credits: 45-49 quarter credits


General Scholarships for SU Graduate Students

The Sinegal Fellowship

The Sinegal Fellowship provides support for underrepresented minority Costco Scholars who have graduated from either the University of Washington or Seattle University and who are pursuing an advanced degree at SU.  The Sinegal Fellowship is a 2 year award with a stipend of $5,000 for each year.  Questions about this fellowship should be directed to Janet Shandley at janshan@seattleu.edu or Christa Callanan at callanac@seattleu.edu.


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