Mississippi State University’s Graduate School no longer requires the GRE or GMAT for admissions purposes. However, some departments may require these test scores to be eligible for an assistantship. Please contact departments directly for more information on applying for a graduate assistantship. Visit the Office of the Graduate School’s Test Score Requirements Notice for more information.

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A Note From the Department Head

"Based on government statistics, 63% of all STEM jobs in the United States are computer science related jobs, and there are four jobs available for every graduate in computer science. These are stoning numbers that highlight the importance of computer science discipline in the US and world and its defining effect on economic growth."

"Considering the sharply increasing demand in computer science, since 2010, computer science and engineering department has made it possible to combine Mississippi State top-tier reputation with the flexibility of online study through our online MS in Computer Science. Our rigorous curriculum for this online degree is based on CSE’s on-campus degree, ensuring the elite quality of this program."

"You will be able to take classes in a flexible format that gives you the ability to pursue your educational goals in the manner most consistent with your career goals. The Master’s degree you receive at the end of your studies will be indistinguishable from its on-campus counterpart."

–Dr. Shahram Rahimi, Department Head and Professor

Applications for the degree programs are reviewed two times a year. The application deadlines for those semesters are as follows:

  • Spring Enrollments need applications by November 1
  • Fall Enrollments need applications by June 1

Program highlights:

  • We are a highly interactive, highly ranked, research intensive department that cares deeply about its students and their future.
  • Students are provided extensive opportunities to make connections between research and practice and to experience interactive teaching and learning.
  • Our faculty are experts in their fields of study and many are nationally known for their contributions within the scientific community.
What are some potential careers?

The career opportunities cut a wide path. This degree can open doors for those who desire to become computer programmers, hardware engineers, software developers, systems managers, database administrators, security analysts, video game developers, data scientists or web designers.

Who should pursue this degree?

A Master’s degree in Computer Science is an ideal choice for a student who enjoys math and problem-solving.

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