The MS in Computer Science prepares you for jobs in industry and entry into the PhD
program. In addition to taking a prescribed set of core courses, you must take sufficient
courses in one specialized area and complete either the thesis or non-thesis option.Recent thesis work includes sentiment analysis, healthcare informatics, machine learning.
Electives - 6 credit hours max (Examples include video game development, cyber-physical
systems, machine learning, big data systems, data analytics)
Electives outside the department (optional)
Student internships and employment
have recently included positions at Dell, Koch Industries, Paycom, Walmart, Sam’s
Club, Amazon, Facebook, Lam Research, Cerner, Sprint and as OSU faculty.
Research and Faculty
The OSU Department of Computer Science’s research and teaching strengths lie in the
increasingly important areas of data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence,
cyber-physical systems, virtual reality, cyber-security and theoretical computer science.
There is ample opportunity for students to work with faculty in different research
labs and many students are offered summer internships in the industry. In addition,
many companies come to campus to recruit.
GPA of 3.0 during last two years of studies or substantial demonstration of mature
performance in industrial environment
Completion of 8-hour calculus sequence
Significant undergraduate course work or work experience in computer science
Specified area of interest for thesis
GRE required with no minimum score
TOEFL score of 550 required for international applicants who aren't native English
May 1 (Fall admission)
September 1 (Spring admission)
Cost & Assistance
The department offers teaching and research assistantships to suitable qualified candidates.
There are also a number of graduate teaching lab assistantship positions available
for graduate students. The department offers scholarships such as the Fisher Computer Science Scholarship.
The Graduate Fellowship and other scholarships are also available through the graduate