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Master of Computer Science

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Master of Computer Science

University of Illinois

Accredited master’s degree

Offered by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Finish in 12-36 months

8 courses total, 10-12 hours per week

$19,840 - $24,128 USD

Competitively priced with pay-as-you-go tuition

100% online learning

Hands-on learning from anywhere, no travel required

Tuition & Financing

At $19,840 for in-state residents, the MCS-DS is a competitively priced, top-ranked program taught by innovative faculty.

32 credit hours
Tuition is $620 per credit hour, for a total of $19,840 for residents and $754 per credit hour, for a total of $24,128 for nonresidents.
World-class faculty
Earn your master’s from a top-5 computer science school (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) and learn from pioneering University of Illinois faculty.
Live and online lectures and office hours
Get in-person connections all online with the support of instructors and staff throughout the week.
Collaborative hands-on projects
Interact with peers to complete group projects and apply your learnings on the job.

Application Information

Applications are open three times per year, for cohorts starting in the fall, spring, and summer.

Spring 2025 Application Information:

  • Priority deadline: August 17, 2024.
  • Final deadline: October 15, 2024.

Apply by August 17 to receive your decision by September 30.

Have questions? Please email the Illinois MCS team at online-mcs@cs.illinois.edu.

Application Information

Applications are open three times per year, for cohorts starting in the fall, spring, and summer.

Spring 2025 Application Information:

  • Priority deadline: August 17, 2024.
  • Final deadline: October 15, 2024.

Apply by August 17 to receive your decision by September 30.

Have questions? Please email the Illinois MCS team at online-mcs@cs.illinois.edu.