University of Texas—​Brownsville

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Department:
Master of Science in Computer Science School of Engineering and Computational Science
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The M.S. in Computer Science at UT Brownsville focuses in applied computing encouraging interdisciplinary studies within other graduate academic programs currently offered at UT Brownsville

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in computer information technology programs 1
Concentrations offered
Computer Programming Computer Software and Media Applications
Data Processing Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Science/Studies Computer Information Technology Administration and Management
Computer Systems Analysis Computer Engineering
Computer Science
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Cybersecurity Human Computer Interaction
Biocomputing/Bioinformatics Graphics Design
Systems Development/Management Internet Technology
High Performance Computing and Simulation Business/Government Applications
Theoretical Computer Science

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 36


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 4 full-time; 1 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 4
Average experience teaching online courses 6 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 16 full-time; 5 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 10
Maximum class size 15

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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