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Master’s Degrees in Computer Science

11,600 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 259 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in computer science. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 13 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 70.0% of computer science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Computer Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 11,600 earned their master's degree in computer science. This earns it the #1 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in computer science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 31,737
Master’s Degree 11,600
Associate’s Degree 2,944
Doctor’s Degree 1,182
Basic Certificate 299
Graduate Certificate 102
Undergraduate Certificate 42

Earnings of Computer Science Majors With Master’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for computer science majors with their master's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in computer science. About 71.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 8,340
Women 3,260
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Computer Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of computer science master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 999
Black or African American 190
Hispanic or Latino 208
White 1,665
International Students 8,123
Other Races/Ethnicities 415
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Master's Degree Students

There are 259 colleges that offer a master’s degree in computer science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
853 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for computer science majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 48,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 853 people received their master's degree in computer science from USC. About 32% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

390 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for computer science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Maharishi International University. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 390 people received their master's degree in computer science from MIU. Of these students, 11% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

379 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia University in the City of New York comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in computer science. Each year, around 31,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,763 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 379 people received their master's degree in computer science from Columbia. Of these students, 33% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

286 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in computer science. Roughly 51,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 286 master's degrees were handed out to computer science majors at UIUC. About 17% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Stanford University

Stanford, California
279 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stanford University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in computer science. Each year, around 17,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,857 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,479 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 279 people received their master's degree in computer science from Stanford. Of these students, 30% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

268 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Tempe is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in computer science. Each year, around 53,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 268 people received their master's degree in computer science from ASU - Tempe. Of these students, 24% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
267 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for computer science majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of California - San Diego. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 267 people received their master's degree in computer science from UCSD. About 25% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois
247 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for computer science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Illinois Institute of Technology. Each year, around 6,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,299 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,487 per year.

The computer science program at Illinois Institute of Technology awarded 247 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 32% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
242 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in computer science. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $53,450 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 242 people received their master's degree in computer science from MIT. About 33% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
235 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stevens Institute of Technology is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in computer science. Each year, around 7,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,134 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,680 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 235 people received their master's degree in computer science from Stevens. About 19% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
229 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for computer science majors who are seeking their master's degree is North Carolina State University. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,535 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,095 per year.

The computer science program at North Carolina State University awarded 229 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
225 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cornell University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in computer science. Roughly 24,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 225 people received their master's degree in computer science from Cornell. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#13

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
211 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Chicago is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in computer science. Each year, around 32,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,276 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 211 master's degrees were handed out to computer science majors at UIC. About 26% of this group were women, and 2% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
206 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for computer science majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Massachusetts Amherst. Each year, around 31,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

The computer science program at University of Massachusetts Amherst awarded 206 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 24% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, Illinois
189 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for computer science majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Illinois at Springfield. Roughly 4,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,270 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 189 master's degrees were handed out to computer science majors at UIS. Of these students, 25% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
173 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Charlotte comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in computer science. Each year, around 29,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,812 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,337 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 173 people received their master's degree in computer science from UNC Charlotte. About 36% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Binghamton University

Vestal, New York
166 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Binghamton University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in computer science. Roughly 18,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The computer science program at Binghamton University awarded 166 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 1% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
157 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for computer science majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of California - Los Angeles. Roughly 44,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 157 people received their master's degree in computer science from UCLA. Of these students, 31% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
156 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Chicago comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in computer science. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 156 people received their master's degree in computer science from UChicago. Of these students, 21% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
156 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

The 19th most popular school in the country for computer science majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Central Missouri. Each year, around 11,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,128 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,524 per year.

The computer science program at University of Central Missouri awarded 156 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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