School of Computing and Engineering

School of Computing and Engineering

The Computer Science (CS) master's program is an exciting and unique program of graduate study that reflects the many changes that have occurred within the discipline in recent years. The UMKC graduate student has the unique opportunity to get a state-of-the-art education in dynamic, challenging and professionally significant specialty areas.

Areas of research

Areas of research for those earning a doctoral degree in Computer Science include networking and telecommunications, software engineering and systems, as well as bioinformatics.

Admission Information

Admission requirements

A baccalaureate degree in computer science or related disciplines with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all coursework of at least 3.0 or better and a computer science GPA of at least 3.0 or better. Pre-program requirements may be specified in case the Bachelor's degree is in a discipline different to which the candidate is applying. The applicant must also include:

  • Application for admission
  • Official transcripts of all college coursework
  • Official results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required for all applicants. The applicant must score in at least the 75th percentile on the quantitative portion of the GRE.
  • For international students only, a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL exam or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS test is needed for acceptance in any graduate engineering program. Only one test score is required.
  • Statement of purpose, 1 to 2 pages in length in which prospective students indicate their career objectives.