Students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering have the opportunity to dive deeper into artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, software engineering, natural language processing, and other research areas that contribute to community and global needs. These programs give students the ability to create a real-world impact within their community.

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Degree Programs

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas offers a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering, a Master's degree in Computer Engineering, a Master's degree in Computer Science, and a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity. We also have a Professional Master of Science in Computer Science offered partly at our Frisco Campus. The Department is also a major contributor to the College of Engineering Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence.

Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering Master's Degree in Computer Engineering Master's Degree in Computer Science

Master's Degree in Cybersecurity

Professional Master of Science in Computer Science PMCS (formerly Executive MS)


Please check our admission requirements before you apply. And visit FAQs page to get answers about our graduate programs.


The GRE Requirement has been waived for Spring 2021 Applicants as follows:

  • Master's applicants who meet the minimum GPA requirements
  • PhD applicants who meet the minimum GPA requirements

Priority Dates

To receive full consideration for an assistantship, all application material must be received by the following dates:

Spring Semester: September 15th
Fall Semester: January 15th

Please note that, in order to be considered for an assistantship, all materials for your application (including all official test scores, letters of recommendation, Assistantship Applications, and transcripts) must arrive at the admissions office by the priority date, so you must request official GRE/TOEFL scores early enough to ensure that they will arrive by the priority date. Complete applications received by the priority date will be ranked and the top applicants will be admitted and awarded assistantship. 

Please check the status of your application at This is the most current information on your application. It will list any pending information needed.

Due to the large volume of applications received to the department, we do not pre-review applications via email. Applications are processed by the Graduate School and then forwarded to the department if they meet all the previous departments' requirements. If it states that the application has been forwarded to the department it is in committee to be reviewed. Once a decision has been made it will be posted and reflect on

Calling or writing the department will NOT speed the process. The department will not give you a time frame on when a decision will be made. The department will contact applicants at the email listed on the application if more information is needed. The department is aware of the appointments that international students make in their countries to receive the proper documentation to attend UNT. Due to the constant change in international law international students need to direct ALL international, I20, and/or VISA questions to the International Advising Department at The CSE department will NOT advise or answer these questions. Information about an applicant will NOT be given out via telephone, so please email the CSE Graduate Coordinator at

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