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¿Qué aprenderé?

In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering degree requirements for an M.S. degree, candidates are required to satisfy the following:

  • Either 30 hours of coursework or 24 hours of coursework plus 6 hours of Master’s Thesis.
  • Six hours of core courses from a list of 4 courses: CS 7330 File Org., CS 7350 Algorithm Engineering, CS 7343 Operating Systems, and CS 7381 Computer Architecture
  • 12 hours of a CS Specialization. Specializations consist of 6 hours of specialization core classes with the remaining 6 hours taken from a list of depth specialization electives. Students electing a thesis may apply their 6 hours of thesis as depth specialization electives.
  • 12 hours of broadening electives. Broadening electives may be chosen from any CS graduate level course. Students may choose broadening electives outside of the CS department with advisor approval.
  • A minimum of two 8000 level courses must be listed on the degree plan.

The CSE Department requires that the courses taken constitute a coherent program leading to mastery of computer science. These requirements are discussed in the subsequent subsections. Any deviation from the stated requirements must be approved in writing from the student’s adviser and department chair.

Students entering the program without an undergraduate degree in Computer Science must satisfy the following competency requirements in addition to the degree requirements listed above:

1. The ability to write programs in a high level language such as Java, C++, Python, etc.
2. Demonstrate competence in six core areas of computer science

Students may fulfill (1) by either:

  • Demonstrating their programming ability in a departmental examination.
  • Successful completion of CS 1341 - Principles of Computer Science.
  • Obtaining a certificate of achievement from EDX (or comparable entity) in one of the high?level programming languages (e.g. Java, C++, Python).

Students may fulfill (2) by demonstrating competence in the following core areas of Computer Science:

  • Computer Architecture
  • Programming Languages
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Database Management Systems
  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Networks and Distributed Systems

Residency and Level Requirements

A minimum of 30 graduate credit hours must be earned toward an M.S. degree, of which at least 24 must be earned in residency at SMU. Up to six credit hours may be transferred with departmental approval.

Of the 30 credit hours needed for graduation, at least six credit hours must be at the 8000 level, with the remainder at the 7000 level or above.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Southern Methodist University - Lyle School of Engineering

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (30 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
US$36.000,00 por año
USD $1,200 per credit hour plus general student fee USD $285 per term credit hour

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Aplicaciones hasta

Esperado May, September 2022

Fecha de inicio

22 Agosto 2022, 17 Enero 2023


Southern Methodist University - Lyle School of Engineering

3101 Dyer Street,



75205, United States

En línea/Distancia (30 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
US$43.500,00 por año
USD $1,350 per credit hour plus distance learning fee USD $100 per credit hour

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Aplicaciones hasta

Esperado May, September 2022

Fecha de inicio

22 Agosto 2022, 17 Enero 2023

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have Completed a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association or completion of an international degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing.

Para estudiantes internacionales

A bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related discipline. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than computer science may be admitted to the program and may be required to take articulation coursework and/or satisfy the competency requirement (see below).

A minimum GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale in the student’s junior and senior years.

A reasonable level of mathematical maturity.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – The minimum TOEFL score required is 80.

International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) – The minimum IELTS required score is an overall band score of 6.5 on the Academic version. IELTS General Training results are not acceptable. There is no IELTS institution code for Southern Methodist University.

Duolingo English Test (Online examination) - The minimum required Duolingo score is 110. There is no institutional code for Duolingo, but applicants will need to select "Lyle School of Engineering" as the institution. Duolingo scores are reported within 48 hours.


Acerca de Southern Methodist University - Lyle School of Engineering

Ubicada en Dallas en el campus de Southern Methodist, The Lyle School of Engineering tiene un enfoque innovador y práctico para la enseñanza.

  • En el top 11% de las universidades de EE.UU (WSJ/THE 2021)
  • Proporción 11 a 1 de estudiantes por docente
  • Ubicada en un campus de 234 acres en Dallas, Texas
  • Modernas instalaciones y laboratorios

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