$1,000 Per Course

10 Courses

1.5 - 3 years

Top 10 University

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Earn Your Master of Computer Science Online

The online Master of Science in Computer Science program provides a flexible learning environment while fostering personal engagement between professors and students. Taught by UT faculty, many of whom are award-winning leaders in the CS research community, the program supplies rigorous training to expand your expertise in areas such as advanced systems design, machine learning and artificial intelligence. By the end of the program, students will have gained the skills needed to accelerate their careers.


The demand for computer science jobs continues to explode. Computer science is impacting innovation in fields outside of the technology sector, including finance and healthcare. Over the next decade, virtually every job is going to require some expertise in computer science. The master’s degree will make you more marketable by focusing your skillset on cutting-edge topics and increasing your breadth of knowledge.

World-Class Education

The program provides students with the same world-class education enjoyed by our on-campus students. Taught by leading faculty at the cutting edge of research, courses are designed to prepare you to be industry leaders in a diverse array of computer science fields.

Affordable Advanced Degree

We’ve worked hard to reduce fees and overhead so that you can receive a master’s degree from a top computer science program for the affordable price of about $10,000.

Flexibility to Fit Your Life

With on-demand lectures and weekly release schedules, courses are designed to fit within your busy calendars. HD lecture videos put you directly in front of your professors, while they work through real-world problems and challenges currently facing computer science professionals.

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About the Program

Admissions and Application, UT Online CS Master's

Admissions & Application

The online MSCS program is a rigorous graduate-level program that offers talented students from a variety of backgrounds an opportunity to embark on highly successful careers in technology. The program accepts applications for fall and spring semesters.

Curriculum and Courses, UT Online CS Master's

Curriculum & Courses

The online MSCS is a degree program that includes advanced coursework from a wide array of subjects such as machine learning, optimization, systems, quantum computing, and high-performance and scientific computing.

Student Experience, UT Online CS Master's

Student Experience

Students receive weekly courses through the edX platform, and are advised and assessed by UT Austin faculty and staff on rigorous assignments, programming projects, and comprehensive exams and connect with instructors and classmates in office hours and discussion forums.

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*Please note: because it is a twofold process to apply to UT Austin, we recommend that applicants apply before the priority deadline to allow for their materials to be processed.

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