Master of Science in Computer Science


Program Director: Dr. Zhijiang Dong
Kirksey Old Main, 354
Graduate Analyst: Anita Hermes

The Master of Science in Computer Science is a broad-based degree offering students strong problem-solving skills, communication and team skills who are able to design, implement and document computer software systems. Graduates are well prepared for the job market and have historically been valued by area employers. Students are able to concentrate in specific areas or begin preparation for Ph.D. work. Well-equipped computer labs are available extensive hours and also provide 24/7 remote software access. Video-conference attendance is possible for individuals in some classes.

The Master of Science in Computer Science offers two tracks, thesis and non-thesis. The thesis track is a 30 hour degree that includes a successful preparation and defense of a master's thesis. The non-thesis track is a 36 hour degree that requires students to successfully complete a comprehensive examination at the end of their curriculum.

The Department of Computer Science welcomes individuals who are interested in graduate study in the area of computer science and are sincere in their desire to enter into the Master of Science in Computer Science program.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Computer Science program, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Online application and appropriate application fee
  • Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service.
  • Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)



Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466