Master of Computer science atColorado State University , Fort CollinsCOLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES


1.5 - 2 years (Full Time)

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PG Degree

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  • The department offers a practical orientation to computer science; cutting-edge research; a congenial, award-winning faculty; and an active student population
  • Teaching and research areas in artificial intelligence, software engineering, networks and security, high-performance computing, distributed systems, bioinformatics, computer vision, big data, and human-computer interaction
  • The Master of Computer Science degree is a professional (non-research) degree consisting of coursework only
  • This degree is intended for students desiring an advanced credential in computer science to enhance their technical abilities and knowledge of state-of-the-art computer science principles to apply as software engineers in organizational settings (industry, government, etc.)
  • A total of 35 semester hours in lecture and laboratory courses are required for graduation. At least 20 of these credits must be in computer sciences courses at the 500-level or above (graduate-level courses)
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  • University Rankings
    • #201-300

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2022

    • #408

      - QS 2023

    • #401-500

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2023

    • #276

      - US News & World Report 2023

    • #151

      - US News & World Report 2023

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 26,21,238
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 11,29,041
InsuranceINR 1,39,343
TransportationINR 1,51,814
University technology feeINR 5,321
University Technology FeeINR 5,321
University Technology FeeINR 39,491
Other Educational CostsINR 1,33,939
Books & SuppliesINR 59,861
TotalINR 16,64,131

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 83.14


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 7ᵗʰ November 2023

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


CGPA - 3/4

  • Students applying to the M.C.S. program should have a Bachelor’s degree in a closely related field and/or a working knowledge of computer science and mathematics, including, at a minimum:
    • Calculus, Statistics, Linear Algebra, and Discrete Mathematics
    • Computer Programming in an object-oriented language
    • Data Structures and Algorithms
    • Computer Organization/Architecture
    • Software Engineering Methodology
    • Operating System Design Concepts
  • At least a 3.0 (A=4.0) undergraduate Grade Point Average is required. Normally students with less than a 3.0 undergraduate GPA will not be admitted to the program
    • An exception to this rule are students who have earned their bachelor’s degrees many years ago, and who have accumulated considerable computer science related work experience in the intervening years
    • Depending on the nature of the work, such students may be invited to apply despite their low undergraduate GPAs



Marks - 92/120


Marks - 59/90


Marks - 6.5/9


No specific cutoff mentioned

Conditional Offer


Only for undergraduate programs - Conditional admission means student have a strong academic foundation for success at CSU but need to demonstrate English proficiency or improve English skills before enrolling in academic courses toward degree program. Applicant will be allowed to enroll in academic courses toward your undergraduate degree program after clearing your admission.

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Statement of Purpose/Research Interests
  • Three reference letters, attesting to the applicant's ability to succeed in a computer science graduate program
    • These are uploaded by the applicant's references themselves
    • These letters should be signed and on official letterhead

Step 2: Additional documents required

  • All post-secondary transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency 
  • A completed survey about the applicant's computer science background
  • Certified proof of financial support
  • Passport copy

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

USD 70 = INR 5.82 Thousand
Mode of payment: Credit card
  • CSU will withdraw the elected amount from the designated domestic checking or savings account between the third and the fifth of each month
    • Each term (fall/spring) has a maximum of six payments per semester. Students managing their plan will be able to determine how many payments are made over the course of the semester
    • Monthly payments can be adjusted at any time. Once charges are viewable on the account (end of July for fall, beginning of January for spring), students may wish to adjust the scheduled monthly payments to avoid over or under-paying. Adjustments to the monthly payment amount can also be made if there are changes to financial aid or class schedule

Step 5: Application deadline

Fall (Aug 2022): Jan 15, 2022
Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for USA.

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