Program Introduction

Our program offers a master of science in the field of computer science. This program is oriented toward software and is most appropriate for candidates interested in the design, analysis, and implementation of software programs.

Program Highlights


Our online master’s degree in computer science provides the same coursework and campus connectivity as our on-ground students, with the added convenience and flexibility to fit your schedule.

Capstone Seminar

Master’s candidates in computer science can choose the Graduate Research Seminar course as an alternative to the traditional Capstone thesis or project.

State Farm Insurance

State Farm Insurance includes UIS on its elite list of college computer science preferred programs. Through this partnership, UIS has access to:

  • Guest lecturers
  • Internship Offerings
  • Enhanced graduate recruitment


Online and on campus students have access to
laboratories hosted on virtual servers.


  • Chief information security officer
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning engineer
  • Computer and Information
  • Systems Manager
  • Computer and Information
  • Research Scientist
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Software Development Engineer
  • Cloud computing engineer

Masters Requirements

Students must earn a grade of 'B-' or better in all courses that apply toward the degree. In addition, students who do not maintain a 3.00 grade-point average will be placed on academic probation according to campus policy. Graduate students enrolled in 400-level courses should expect more stringent grading standards and/or additional assignments. Courses taken on a credit/no credit basis will not count toward the degree.

How to Apply to the Online CSC Master’s Program

STEP 1: Complete and Submit the UIS Graduate Admission Application form

STEP 2: Turn in all required paperwork and documentation to the Office of Admissions.

We do not require a GRE score.

  • Submit all official transcripts from every college or university attended to the Office of Admissions
  • Pay application fee (cash and wire transfers are not accepted) Additional information for applicants can be found at How To Apply?
  • All documents should be submitted to:
    • Office Of Admissions
      University of Illinois Springfield
      One University Plaza, MS UHB 1080
      Springfield Il, 62703-5407
  • For general information, campus tours, financial information, scholarship information, and application resources please visit: UIS Admissions Web Site.

STEP 3: Admission Decision

  • You can check the status of your application
  • Applications can not be reviewed unless all transcripts, fees, and documentations have been turned in.
  • Applications are prescreen in the Admissions department to verify minimum admission requirements are met.
  • After pre-screening applications are sent to the Computer Science Department for review. The decision will be sent back to the Office of Admissions within 3 business days.
  • The Office of Admissions will notify you of the decision.


View our Online Course Guide if you have questions about the online Computer Science program or the application process. You can also contact the online program coordinator at or the department office at for assistance.

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