DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
The Master's in Computer Science program creates experienced and qualified graduates who are prepared for leadership roles in technology-based industries. In a world deeply connected through the Internet of Things (IoT), social media, and eCommerce, professionals with an advanced degree in this field are needed more than ever.

As this demand continues to grow, earning your Master’s of Science in Computer Science will help you stand out from the competition while learning advanced skills that will allow you to take on complex projects and leadership roles. At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, we pride ourselves on offering one of the best programs that will help our graduates succeed in their careers and open new opportunities across various industries.

To help students make the most of their education, the Department of Computer Science has instructors from a variety of industries and disciplines that use their real-world expertise as the basis for their courses. As a result, students can expect to tackle challenging projects and hand-ons assignments that will help advance their skills and broaden their knowledge on various topics, both general and specialized.

Our M.S. in Computer Science program is available on both part-time and full-time tracks to accommodate work and personal schedules. To make the degree even more accessible, all courses are taught online for students around the world to participate in our program.

The curriculum covers a broad range of advanced subjects, but some topics include:
  • Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms
  • Model Analysis and Simulation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Visualization and Exploration
ADMISSION CRITERIA

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related field with a minimum GPA of 2.7 for all undergraduate work taken for a baccalaureate degree. International students and domestic students without a previous degree in the computing discipline require a minimum 2.9 GPA. If you have an unrelated degree, completion of foundation courses will be required so you are ready for the program.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Application

Completed application on University Of Tennessee Chattanooga's website

Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended (even those from whom transfer credits were earned) to UTC's Graduate School.

To expedite the receipt of official transcripts, UTC recommends the use of an electronic transcript submission service such as:

If mailing official transcripts, they must be mailed directly from the institution to:

  • The Graduate School
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Department 5305
  • 615 McCallie Avenue
  • Chattanooga, TN 37403
Application Fee

Pay a $35 one-time, non-refundable application fee ($40 for international student applications). This fee is paid when completing the online application.

International Students

International student applicants (not U.S. born or naturalized citizens) have additional application requirements detailed in the International Student Application Guide on the UTC International Student Services Office web site.

  • GRE is required for Engineering (Automotive Systems, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical), Engineering Management and Construction Management. It is not required for Computer Science.
  • TOEFL/IELTS
  • Duolingo English Test

Note: International student applicants must submit admission materials to the UTC International Student Services Office.

TUITION

Tuition for 33-36 Credit Hours*

In-State: $18,200-$22,400

Out-of-State: $19,700-$24,100

Tuition is subject to change.



*Based on number of credit hours and semesters. 

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Financial aid is available for students who qualify.