Computer Science MS Degree

Graduate Admissions


The University of Texas at Tyler
Dept of Computer Science
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone: 903.566.7403

Degree Information
Dr. Stephen Rainwater
Phone: 903.566.7235

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: STE 345
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

Degree: MS

Hours: Thesis - 30, Professional - 36

College: Soules College of Business

Research Areas

Admission Requirements

Total Program Tuition Cost: $15,156 Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support:  Yes

Student Research:  Yes

How to Apply

*Applicants to computer science must have an undergraduate degree in computer science, or course work in computer science including the content of COSC 1337, COSC 2315 and COSC 2336 or equivalent to be eligible for admission.

Computer Science does not require evaluations unless specifically requested by the program.

International applicants must meet the minimum requirements as stated in the International Graduate Student Admissions section of the catalog.

Test Score Required: The CS Department requires a satisfactory score on the General Test (verbal, analytical, and quantitative) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

GPA: A satisfactory grade point average on all prior advanced-level (junior, senior and graduate) work taken.

Letters of Recommendation: No

Statement of Purpose: No

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: No

Deadlines: University deadlines apply. Summer admission is not offered to international applicants.

Scholarships Available

Career Outlook: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for computer network systems administrators is expected to increase by 30% in this decade, which is decidedly faster than growth anticipated in other sectors. A master’s in computer science is a common degree requirement for those who hold network and systems administrator positions. Employment prospects for network systems and data communications analysts look even more favorable with an expected 53% job growth. For more information, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Computer and Information Technology Occupations.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

UT Tyler Computer Science Graduate Student Research:

  • Comparing Supervised and Unsupervised Classifiers for Multispectral Satellite Images
  • Novel Image Analysis of Immunostained Tissue Sections for Improved Diagnosis in Pathology

Meet a graduate student of The University of Texas at Tyler.

Be on the Leading Edge of a Vital, Fast-Growing Field

A master’s degree in computer science from The University of Texas at Tyler allows you to heighten your computing expertise in the design, implementation and application of computer software to prepare for more challenging, high-level career opportunities.

  • Take evening and late afternoon classes designed for working adults who want to complete a top computer science graduate program.
  • Advance in a field that’s one of the fastest growing for jobs and critical to our nation’s economy and security infrastructure.
  • Choose between 2 options to fulfill graduate degree requirements: Core courses plus completing a master’s thesis, or core courses plus a research project under faculty guidance.

Computer science graduates of the program are employed in such businesses and organizations as: city of Tyler, Trane Corp., area community colleges (Tyler Junior College, Kilgore College, Trinity Valley Community College), Microsoft, Oracle, NASA, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Carrier Corp., Verizon and Brookshire Grocery Co.

Learn more from the computer science department.

Master’s in Computer Science: Advanced Learning. Individually Focused.

  • Gain a broad understanding and forward-thinking view of 4 key areas in computer science: programming languages, operating systems, data communications and databases.
  • Choose to specialize your graduate degree with electives in computer security, artificial intelligence, data mining and supercomputing.
  • Undertake research projects that provide extensive hands-on experience working with various types of software and solving diverse computer challenges.
  • Network with computing professionals through membership in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Computer Science Faculty: Know How. Can Do.

  • Study with professors who incorporate innovative teaching methods with strong theoretical foundations for dynamic learning in a changing field. Learn from frequent industry and government guest speakers and by taking part in group research challenges.
  • Join faculty who participate in the UT Tyler Center for Petroleum Security Research.
  • Get one-on-one mentoring with faculty members who have extensive experience as computing professionals in private industry and government.

Learn about UT Tyler’s computer science faculty.

CS Courses: Advanced Learning. Concentrated Study.

Software Engineering – Students explore program development techniques with structured methodologies. Study top-down development, modeling tools, structured programming, programming style, program testing and debugging.

Applied Computer Graphics – This course begins with the basic theory of computational graphics, examines important applications, especially in the fields of medicine and GIS, and requires students to complete a substantial applied project using graphical tools and packages that are widely used in industry and the computer graphics community. The basic theory will build on mathematical foundation and focus on geometric primitives, color models, coordinate systems, transformation of object views in 2D and 3D, projection, illumination, reflection, shading and more.

Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS Analysis – This course brings together recent developments in remote sensing and GIS analysis with a particular emphasis on software development techniques. Topics will include GIS data models, software algorithms for data storage and analysis.

Computer Security This course gives a complete coverage of cryptography, network protocols and their use in computer security. This includes an overview of symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic algorithms and their use for authentication, email and e-commerce. Network security protocols covered include Kerberos, SET and SMIME.

More about UT Tyler’s graduate computer science program of study.

Find Out More:

Department of Computer Science
COB 315
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.566.7403
Fx: 903.565.5607