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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MS in Computer Engineering has been ranked #19 in 2021 Best Value Computer Engineering Master's Degree Schools.

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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, a Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence, and a Master's degree in Data Engineering. We also have a Professional Master of Science in Computer Science offered partly at our Frisco Campus. All of our M.S. programs are STEM-designated.

Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering

Master's Degree in Artifical Intelligence

Master's Degree in Computer Engineering

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Master's Degree in Cybersecurity

To speed up processing and improve the chances of being accepted to the MS in Cybersecurity program, we strongly encourage students to submit a CV, a statement of purpose (SOP), and references to

Master's Degree in Data Engineering

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 Fall 2021 Applicants as follows:

  • Master's applicants who meet the minimum GPA requirements, which can be found in the general admission requirements.
  • PhD applicants who meet the minimum GPA requirements, which can be found in the general admission requirements.

Priority Dates for PhD Applicants

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

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

Priority Dates for Master's Applicants

Spring Semester: October 15th
Fall Semester: June 15th

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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