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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Tulane offers an online Master of Science in Computer Science program. You can complete your weekly project-based assignments at your own pace, and build connections with your faculty and classmates through Microsoft Teams as well as in weekly live sessions via InSpace.

Tulane’s online computer science master’s degree program costs $1,930 per credit hour, totaling $57,900 in tuition for 30 credits. Additional fees may apply and tuition is subject to change each academic year.

Scholarships are available for eligible students, and you can also explore federal financial aid and employer tuition assistance to help cover the cost of the program. Connect with our enrollment team to discuss your options for financing your degree.

The online MS in Computer Science program at Tulane is designed for working professionals and offers both full-time and part-time options. You can choose to complete the full-time track in 20-28 months or the part-time track in 28-36 months. The program length varies depending on class availability and the number of credits taken each semester.

Each three-credit-hour course meets for one 75-minute live, online session each week, and you can expect to complete 2-3 hours of coursework a week per credit hour. If you pursue the full-time track, we recommend that you take 2-3 courses per semester and dedicate 18-27 hours a week to your studies. For the part-time track, we suggest that you take 1-2 courses each semester and commit 9-18 hours per week to the program.

Earning a master’s degree in computer science from Tulane can open career opportunities in various industries, including big tech, cybersecurity, aeronautical systems, academia, and healthcare. We offer specialized courses to help you become a specialist in your area of interest and will teach you how to apply computer science concepts in the real world. Whether you are new to the field or eager to advance, our MSCS faculty will prepare you with the technical know-how and industry connections you need to succeed.

While we do allow international students to complete the online computer science degree program, we require students to attend weekly live, online sessions that may be inconvenient to your timezone. This program does not make international applicants eligible for obtaining an F-1 (Student) Visa. Explore the program admission requirements to see if the Tulane MSCS is a fit for you.

When you earn your Master of Science in Computer Science online from Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering, you complete your degree 100 percent online. You will take classes that pair interactive online lessons with asynchronous, or independent, course assignments. Your virtual classroom is your space to connect with your professors, ask questions, get to know your peers, and dive deeper into course material.

While you can learn from anywhere in the world, you have the full support of our Tulane computer science faculty, enrollment team, and advisors. Wherever your virtual classroom takes you, you’re considered a part of the Tulane community from day one in the online MSCS program.

At Tulane University, you can apply to the online Master of Science in Computer Science program if you have:

  • A STEM-focused bachelor’s degree.
  • Familiarity with basic programming and computer principles.

GRE scores are not required to apply. For a full list of eligibility and admission requirements, contact an enrollment advisor or visit our admission page.

Yes. The demand for computer science professionals with an advanced skill set is strong and growing. According to Lightcast (2022), the computer science profession will grow an average of 14.8 percent* over the next 10 years, and there were over 620,000 openings as of June 2022. When you factor in that a master’s degree is typically needed to work as a computer research scientist (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022), now is a good time to level up by earning your MS in Computer Science online from Tulane. Review our career outlook page for a more comprehensive look at what our master’s can do for you.

No, a bachelor’s degree in computer science (CS) is not a prerequisite for admission. Our online MS in Computer Science program is open to STEM professionals without a CS undergraduate degree. You should have a solid foundation in programming and computer science principles before applying to Tulane’s online MSCS. For further information, contact our enrollment team today.



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