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Master of Science in Computer Science (Online)

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

Secure your degree to prepare for a move into a senior-level career with high salary potential. 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.

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Online Master of Science in Computer Science

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Intimate Setting

Receive dedicated attention with small class sizes and one-on-one communication with faculty

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24 Months

Complete the entire MSCS program in two years or less with only 30 credit hours

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10 Courses

Carefully designed and delivered in a convenient and efficient asynchronous delivery format

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Affordable Investment

GSW has one of the most affordable MSCS programs at only $257 a credit hour increasing your ROI

Graduate Admissions

Admission to the graduate program in computer science is limited to holders of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Students wishing to apply to the College of Business and Computing graduate program at Georgia Southwestern State University must submit a completed admissions packet. 

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. 


Admission Requirements

Required Materials

The completed application packet, including all supporting documentation, must be received by the Office of Graduate Admissions by the deadline for each term. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions with questions. Applicants may apply for admittance during any semester. The complete admissions packet is comprised of the following:

3.25 GPA or Higher

  1. Graduate application for admission with $25.00 non-refundable application fee
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  3. Immunization form (before enrollment)

3.00-3.24 GPA

  1. Graduate application for admission with $25.00 non-refundable application fee
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Resume
  5. Immunization form (before enrollment)

2.7-2.99 GPA

  1. Graduate application for admission with $25.00 non-refundable application fee
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Resume
  5. GMAT/GRE Scores may be requested
  6. Immunization form (before enrollment)

Students can submit required items through the Document Portal using the same credentials used on the Admissions Application.

Prerequisite Courses

The two prerequisite classes to the MSCS program are shown below. Students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree in computer science have normally completed these prerequisites. Applicants whose academic record does not include some or all of the prerequisite courses listed below will apply as a graduate student in the online MSCS program, complete the prerequisites at the beginning of the program, and attain a GPA of at least 3.0 in the courses in order to continue. GSW will offer both courses online each semester. Students are required to have taken the following courses for admission:

  • CSCI 2510 Data Structures and Algorithms or equivalent
  • CSCI 4200 Design of Operating Systems or equivalent


Graduate Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Admission - June 30
  • Spring Admission - November 30
  • Summer Admission - April 30

Online learning is great for people like me: full-time job, family and a crazy schedule. Asynchronous learning is great because you can fit in class work around your schedule. You do have deadlines and you can't let down teammates on group projects, so you do have to manage your time (just like in the business world).

Jerome Harney Online MSCS Student
Tustin, California