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Master of Computer Science (Online)

MSCS Tuition only $9,210* at $257/credit hour!

A master’s in computer science prepares graduates for lucrative, high-level careers in computer science. Computer scientists design new computer technologies to solve problems in business, healthcare, science, and education. This program is geared towards current industry demands and provides students with knowledge of the latest technology that is essential in many new areas, including computer and network service and consulting companies, financial institutions, health industries, natural science labs, and medical research labs, and other contexts where intensive manipulation of information is important. 

The MS program consists of 30 graduate credit hours in Computer Science. The curriculum consists of six core courses and four elective courses. Students have the option to choose a thesis. The MSCS program is offered completely online to offer a flexible learning environment and is designed to extend opportunities to working professionals with busy schedules and/or families.


Program Curriculum


Convenient Online Format

At Georgia Southwestern, students have access to accredited, affordable programs offered 100% online allowing working professionals and international students alike the convenience to elevate their careers at their own pace. 

Affordable Tuition Internationally

The online MSCS program offers the same affordable tuition rates to all registered students from anywhere in the state to all across the world. Our program was Rated #2 in the nation by Computer Science Degree Hub for being the most affordable MSCS program.

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to apply to the College of Business and Computing graduate program at Georgia Southwestern State University must submit a completed admissions packet. Incomplete packets may not be reviewed for admissions. The complete admissions packet is comprised of the following:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended* with a minimum of a 2.7 undergraduate grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale as reported on the official transcripts from all institutions attended.

    Students are encouraged to "Check Your Admissions Status" for transcripts needed.
  • A minimum of 2.7 GPA on all previous graduate work attempted
  • A minimum total 270 on the verbal and quantitative subtests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Immunization form (before enrollment)
  • Pre-requisite Courses

    • CSCI 3500 Data Structures and Algorithms or equivalent
    • CSCI 4200 Design of Operating Systems or equivalent

Additional Information

Students who meet the following admission requirements and who have fulfilled the prerequisite course requirements will be admitted as a regular graduate student. Names and numbers of the prerequisite courses need to be discussed with the graduate advisor. 

EXEMPTIONS: Applicants who have earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university are exempt from the requirement of the GRE score and can be admitted into the program based on their graduate GPA.


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Online Master of Computer Science

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Students can pursue an MS in Computer Science Online for just $257 a credit hour!

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