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Online Master's in Computer Science | OU Online





Master the Use of Algorithms and Data

The OU Online M.S. in Computer Science is a 33-credit program that teaches the latest concepts in this exciting field, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, security, algorithms, and more. The program prepares students with advanced computer knowledge applicable to various in-demand industries, including industrial engineering, meteorology, web development, information research, and more.

Admission Deadline

Rolling admissions (applications due 14 days before the intended start date).

Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring

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Benefits of the Computer Science Master's Degree

Strong Alumni Network

Graduating from Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma connects you to thousands of graduates. With a rich tradition and history, graduates have opportunities to network with Sooners in various professions through many formal and informal networks.

Cutting Edge Concepts

Students will learn the latest concepts in a rapidly growing and changing field. A mix of advanced and applied theories will allow graduates to put ideas into practice in real-time while completing their studies.

Flexible Format

Learn in a flexible online program designed for working professionals. You’ll engage in online discussions with professors and fellow students while gaining skills to advance your computer science career.


OU Online graduates find employment within six months after graduation*


OU Online graduates report earning an annual salary of $75,000 or more*


OU Online students say the skills they gained in their program made them more competitive in their career field*

*Source: OU Online Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2023

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Pursue Your Computer Science Master's Degree

Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.

Program Breakdown

The M.S. in Computer Science program features a mix of course content covering advanced theory and applied theory within computer science.

  • Algorithm Analysis
  • Database Management Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning Practice
  • Computer Security
  • Software Engineering Processes
  • PDN Programming
  • Machine Learning
  • Network Science
  • Data Mining
  • Blockchains & Cryptocurrencies
  • Independent Studies

Courses and/or substitutions are subject to availability and approval by the program.

How to Apply

To apply to the online M.S. in Computer Science, students must hold a baccalaureate degree in computer science, engineering, IT, or another related discipline from a regionally accredited college or university (or appropriate international equivalent). Students should have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in undergraduate studies. Students’ math and computer science backgrounds will also be assessed to determine preparation for graduate-level computer science work.

The following coursework is expected and required to have been completed and officially transcripted for graduate admission consideration:

  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II 
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Applied Engineering Statistical Methods 
  • Ordinary Differential Equations or Numerical Analysis 
  • Data Structures 
  • Computer Organization 
  • Discrete Computing Structures (or Discrete Mathematics) 
  • Intro to Operating Systems 
  • Theory of Computation/Automata

Failure to have this coursework completed with a B-average (3.00 GPA) or higher will result in the inability for admission consideration. Please acknowledge that work experience and specialized certificate attainment, while noteworthy, cannot be accepted in place of formal coursework listed above that has been officially transcripted onto the record of an academic institution.

To apply, students must:

  • Complete the online application at
  • Submit a current resume
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions
  • Submit a personal statement
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency 

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form below, and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

Graduate tuition waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs. OU Online programs qualify for the OU Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver & Fee Exemption, and we encourage you to check your eligibility.  

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If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please get in touch with the Online Aid office by emailing or calling 405-325-2929.

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Same Academic Excellence

Like every OU Online program, the M.S. in Computer Science is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.  

An Investment in Your Future

Earning an M.S. in Computer Science from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.

Tuition and fees for the program are $32,505 ($985 per credit hour). Books and additional materials are not included.

Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. There is no application fee for this degree.

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Why OU Online?

We are a top-tier public institution offering high-quality, affordable, professional undergraduate and graduate programs committed to maintaining academic excellence online.

Our Online Programs

Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.

Our OU Family

When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and be forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.

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