Program Details

Fairfax, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Computer Science

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS) program is designed to appeal to a broad range of individuals. The program balances theory with practice, offers an extensive set of traditional and state-of-the-art courses, and provides the necessary flexibility to accommodate students with various backgrounds, including computer professionals who want to expand their understanding of computer science, as well as individuals whose undergraduate degrees are not in computer science but who wish to broaden their knowledge in computing. The program also provides the background necessary to continue the study of computer science at the doctoral level.

Students may choose a thesis option, which requires two semesters of study under the direction of a professor in which the student gains an understanding of an area of current research and contributes to it.

Additional Program Information

ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools) United States Department of Education CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation) SCHEV(State Council of Higher Education for Virginia) USCIS
International Requirements:
Completed Application Form, Application Fee, Postage Fee, Copy of Passport, Statement of Financial Support, Bachelor’s Degree Transcript, Bank Statement of Sponsor, 2 Passport Sized Photos, Official TOEFL/ IELTS Scores (if available), Initial International Student Agreement form To meet English language requirements, students must have completed VIU's English Language Program, or have already achieved a minimum TOEFL 550, TOEFL Computer Based Test (CBT) 213, TOEFL iBT 80 with no section lower than 19, IELTS 6.0

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