​University of Illinois – Online Master of Science in Computer Science2019-06-18T21:29:49+00:00

​​University of Illinois – Online Master of Science in Computer Science

Program Overview

According to the University of Illinois:

The Professional Master’s (MCS) program is a non-thesis, non-research degree program. All students receive the same lectures, class assignments, exams and projects as on-campus students. The Department of Computer Science’s online Professional MCS degree enables busy professionals to enhance their education and advance their careers, while continuing to meet their current career obligations. Our uniquely designed courses are identical to our top-tier on-campus programs–the only difference is your location. The online MCS allows you to leverage our world-class faculty and research, and your on-campus peers for a distance-learning program unlike any other.

At a Glance

URL https://engineering.illinois.edu/online/masters-degrees/mcs.html
Total credit hours 32
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Time to complete Between three (3) and five (5) years
Admission requirements According to the University of Illinois, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Computer Science program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Applicants who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science must have sufficient background in computer programming, data structures and algorithms, computer architecture, and theory of computation (applicants are encouraged to complete courses in these areas at a local university near them prior to submitting their application).
  • The recommended undergraduate GPA for applicants applying to the Professional Master’s program is a 3.2/4.0 or higher. The average GPA of applicants recommended for admission by the Department of Computer Science is much higher: 3.6/4.0.
  • All applicants must submit an application form, three letters of reference, and official transcripts from all completed university coursework.
  • TOEFL scores may be required of International applicants.