Obtaining a Graduate Degree

Your door step to more success.


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.

MS in Computer Engineering has been ranked #19 in 2023 Best Value Computer Engineering Master's Degree Schools
Computer & Tech occupations expected to increase by 15% between 2021-2031, faster than average expected growth among all occupations.



Please review our admission requirements below before you apply.


Master's Applicants

PMCS - UNT Frisco Master's Applicants

PhD Applicants


Verbal - 148 (36%) Quantitative - 155 (61%) Analytical - 3.0 Verbal - 148 (36%) Quantitative - 155 (61%) Analytical - 3.5 Verbal - 151 (49%) Quantitative - 156 (55%) Analytical - 4.0

TOEFL (International)

79 - ibt 79 - ibt 83 - ibt

IELTS (International)

6.0 or better 6.0 or better 6.5 or better

Other ELP examinations (International)

See other requirement scores    


3.0 in prior work 3.0 in prior work 3.5 in prior work

Letters of Recommendation*

Optional but encouraged 2 required 3 required

Statement of Purpose*

Optional but encouraged Required Required


Required Required Required

Professional and/or Industrial experience

None required Requirement of 5 years None require

*Follow this link to submit your supplemental documents for application

For questions or concerns, please visit FAQs page to get answers about our graduate programs.

Prospective graduate students will apply here: UNT Toulouse Graduate School - Admissions 


Degree programs

Doctoral (PhD)

Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering

An overall evaluation of the student’s credentials is used as a basis for admission. Admission is competitive, and satisfaction of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Click here for more details about the program.


M.S. in Artificial Intelligence
M.S. in Computer Engineering
M.S. in Computer Science
M.S. in Cybersecurity
M.S. in Data Engineering
Professional Master of Science in Computer Science PMCS (formerly Executive MS)

NOTE: This page's information reflects the most current UNT catalog for incoming graduate students. If you are currently enrolled, please access UNT's archived degree plans for current students.


Deadline dates for doctoral & masters applicants

To receive full consideration for an assistantship, you must submit your application in ApplyTexas by the following dates:

Spring deadlines

Oct. 15: Deadline date to be considered for departmental funding
Nov. 5: Hard deadline date

Fall deadlines

Apr. 15: Deadline date to be considered for departmental funding
Jul. 15: Hard deadline date

Please check the status of your application at http://my.unt.edu. 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 http://my.unt.edu.

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 internationaladvising@unt.edu. 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 csegrad@unt.edu


Are you a new international student? Need answers to some questions?

UNT International Affairs has provided Information for New International Student and Scholar to assist in the transition process.

Contact the UNT International Affairs office via email & phone.

Email Address: international.events@unt.edu

Office Phone: 940-565-2197