23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The Computer Science program from University of Nevada, Las Vegas is supported by faculty who are actively participating in research and development in specialized areas such as algorithm analysis, database systems, document image processing, scheduling, computational geometry, computer security, parallel programming, programming languages, and multi-media.

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Graduate degree programs in the Department of Computer Science at University of Nevada, Las Vegas provide students the opportunity to study different subject areas of computing science, conduct research in specialized areas, and make original contributions to the field.

Our graduate programs, leading to MS and PhD degrees, are designed to pursue research at the frontiers of computer science and application areas.

Career Possibilities

  • Market Research Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Competitive Intelligence Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Medical Communication Specialist
  • Healthcare Information Technology Specialist
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Postdocs and assistant professor

Programme Structure

The Computer Science PhD program gives you the opportunity to study different areas, including:
  • Design and analysis of algorithms
  • Operating and distributed systems
  • Computer architecture and networking
  • Computational geometry and robotics
  • Computer graphics and image processing
  • Programming languages and compiler construction
  • Artificial intelligence and expert systems
  • Database design, document analysis, and retrieval Software Engineering

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A GPA of 3.70 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher in post-baccalaureate course work is required for admission. Students entering with a bachelor's degree must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the courses at the 200-level or above.
  • Students are expected to have a master's degree in computer science before applying to the Ph.D. program. On rare occasions, an unusually capable student may be admitted to work directly for the Ph.D. degree without having a master's degree.
  • At least three letters of recommendation (preferably from academic sources) attesting to the applicant's professional competence and academic potential are required.
  • A personal statement of purpose, which should be as specific as possible and should include the applicant's objectives and area(s) of interest, is required.

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Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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