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Master's Degree in Computer Science



Our Master's Program at Cal State LA offers a comprehensive education in the rapidly changing and emerging field of Computer Science and prepares students to enter the competitive technology industry.


Who Should Apply



Areas of Research

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Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Dive deep into the emerging fields of AI and Data Science

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Visual Media & Game Development

Create visual media for AR, Scientific Visualization, and Games

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Networks, Cloud Computing, & IoT

Advance computing capabilities and expand Secure Networks


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Choose Your Path


With the approval of the CS advisor, choose 18 units of 4000/5000 level courses as well as the Thesis and Project courses.


Complete 24 units of 4000/5000 level courses and undertake a comprehensive examination to demonstrate your knowledge.


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Up To 80% Less Tuition

Our tuition and fees are 50% - 80% lower than the other universities in Southern California. U.S. News & World Report recognized Cal State LA for its affordability, ranking among the top 10 in the West for graduates with the least debt.

At our top ranked engineering program, a Master's Degree in Computer Science at Cal State LA is a great value for the quality education you will receive.

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Simple To Apply

GRE and Recommendation letters are NOT required
Minimum GPA of 3.0
(Promising applicants with GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 may be admitted and are encouraged to apply)

August 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022

October 1, 2022 – February 15, 2023


Application to program



Have Questions About the Program?

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