Comparison Between All Master Degrees in ICS
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Name Master of Science in Computer Science Master of Science in Networked Systems Master of Science in Software Engineering Master of Science in Informatics Master of Science in Statistics Master of Computer Science Master of Data Science Master of Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems Master of Software Engineering Master of HumanComputer Interaction and Design
Classification Master of Science Professional Master
Focus Research Professional Career
Target Population Graduates of Computer Science and/or Engineering Graduates of Computer Science and/or Engineering Graduates of Computer Science and/or Engineering All graduates Graduates with background in statistics, mathematics, or computing Graduates with experience in programming, discrete mathematics, linear algebra and statistics Graduates with experience in programming, mathematics, linear algebra and statistics Graduates of Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering Graduates with programming experience All graduates
Target Careers

Research & Advanced Development, and Academic Careers

Computer Scientists, Software Engineers Data Scientist Embedded Systems Engineers Software Engineers UX and Product Designers
Attendance On campus On campus On Campus On campus On campus Online (Mostly)
Units / Courses Minimum 47 / 14 Minimum 44 / 11 Minimum 48 / 12 Minimum 56 / 14 Minimum 49.5 / 12 50 / 13 48 / 11 36 / 9 49 / 16 36 / 9
Time to Degree 5-6 quarters (normative time 2 years) 5 quarters 5 quarters 3 quarters 5 quarters 4 quarters
Tuition(*) CA resident: $17,385.63/year
Non-resident: $32,487.63/year
$50,178 $49,700 $30,000 $49,800 $49,500
Health Insurance Included in tuitions and fees Not included.
Must purchase GSHIP or be approved for a waiver.
Included. Students may petition for waiver. Not required
Part-time Allowed? Yes
Domestic Students Only
No No No Yes
Domestic Students Only
No
Financial Aid Domestic students only: Federal and private loans Limited, domestic students only Limited Limited, domestic students only Limited, domestic students only Limited
TA/RA Possible Possible
Schedule Day Evening (Mostly) Evening (Mostly) Day Late afternoon and evening, with dedicated lab 24/7 n/a
Exit Thesis or Exam Thesis or Exam Thesis Thesis or Exam Thesis or Exam Capstone project
GRE Required Yes Yes

GRE (optional) or Additional Materials (e.g., design portfolio, link to GitHub profile, GRE test scores, scholarly papers submitted and/or published, writing samples)

GRE (optional) or Additional Materials (e.g., design portfolio, link to GitHub profile, GRE test scores, scholarly papers submitted and/or published, writing samples)

Yes Yes Yes Yes

GRE (optional) or Additional Materials (e.g., design portfolio, link to GitHub profile, GRE test scores, scholarly papers submitted and/or published, writing samples)

GRE or portfolio
TOEFL/IELTS Required Yes, international students only Yes, international students only
Career Development UCI Division of Career Pathways Dedicated career development team Dedicated career development team Career
counselor
Dedicated career development team Mentors from industry
Contact Prof. Gene Tsudik Prof. Ender Ayanoglu Prof. Crista Lopes Prof. Melissa Mazmanian Prof. Yaming Yu Jessica Shanahan, Program Director Bryan Munoz, Program Director Briana Moreno, Program Coordinator Connie Cheng, Program Director Steve Hosaflook, Program Director

(*) The tuition, fees, and charges posted here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be current or final.

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