Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Master of Science in Computer Science


Granada Center

1032 W. Sheridan Rd

Chicago, IL 60660

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Computer Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.S. in Computer Science provides foundations of Computer Science, while acknowledging that Computer Science is key to algorithms in the sciences. Other programs in the Computer Science Department with different foci are M.S. in Information Technology and the M.S. in Software Engineering.

Features Common to all Programs     

  • See the Masters Programs Prerequisites.
  • Each program requires a total of 30 credit hours, generally 10 three-credit courses.
  • Students can receive up to 6 credit hours (replacing two of our courses) for graduate work taken elsewhere: See the transfer credit section of the Graduate Student Handbook for details.
  • Students who have taken undergraduate Loyola classes: Many 400-level courses in the department have closely related 300-level analogues, e.g. COMP 443: Computer Networks and COMP 343: Introduction to Computer Networks. Students who enter the MS program after taking a Loyola course in this category must choose to take 400-level courses that are not closely related to any 300-level courses taken earlier, unless they have GPD permission.

Here are some possible career paths:

  • PhD preparation
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Artificial Intelligence


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Eligibility Requirements:

Test Requirements: No standardized test requirement English Language Testing Requirements: TOEFL: 550 paper, 79 IBT. IELTS: 6.5 Special Application Instructions: None Prerequisite Requirements: Completion of course work equivalent to: COMP 170, COMP 271, and COMP 264. Admitted students may take these courses as part of their graduate course work.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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