Application Deadlines





Master of Science

Domestic/Perm. Resident:

Priority: March 15

Final: June 15

Priority: August 15

Final: October 15



March 1

September 15


All applicants

Priority: November 1

Final: February 1

September 1

We encourage applicants for our PhD program to submit applications as early as possible. Applications received by November 1 may be eligible for additional scholarship opportunities. However, all applications received by February 1 will still receive a full consideration. 

Visit the Graduate School for details on admission requirements, deadlines, financing, online application services and more.

Notice to MS Program Applicants

Applicants to the Master of Science program in Computer Science at UTSA, should have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science equivalent to that offered at UTSA.

Applicants with a bachelor degree from another discipline must complete the prerequisites prior to the beginning of the admitted term or provide additional information demonstrating accumulated extensive employment experience and/or additional qualifications beyond their academic history. Applicants are encouraged to submit a current curriculum vita, statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation addressing their additional qualifications.

Teaching Assistantship Consideration

Applicants are required to submit the following information providing their ability and teaching experience:

  • Curriculum Vita
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of reference

Admission Test Score Requirements

Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test (GRE general) is not required for MS program admission. However, applicants who have completed their undergraduate course work several years prior to seeking entry into the MS program may consider submission of test scores.

GRE scores are required for PhD program admission.

English Proficiency Requirement (International Applicants Only) Prove proficiency in the English language by submitting either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examinations. Required score minimums are listed on the Graduate School website. Scores must be sent directly to the Graduate School from the ETS or IELTS testing center, copies of scores are not accepted as official. At the time the student enrolls, the official test score must be less than two (2) years old. UTSA institution code for ETS is 6919.

Notice to PhD Program Applicants

Applicants to the PhD program should have a CS background equivalent to those listed here. Applicants without a bachelor degree in computer science and lack the following courses (or the equivalent courses) will typically be denied.

  • CS 3343, 3341  Analysis of Algorithms and Recitation
  • CS 3723, 3721  Programming Languages and Recitation
  • CS 3733, 3731  Operating Systems and Recitation
  • CS 3853, 3851  Computer Architecture and Recitation

Frequently Asked Questions 


. Q: Can you grant the application fee waiver? 

  A: No. Unfortunately, the Department will not be able to process any application fee waiver request. 

. Q: Do you accept unofficial transcript(s)?

  A: The unofficial transcripts are acceptable during the review and evaluation process for admission. However, official copies need to be submitted to Graduate School before registration in case admission is recommended. 

. Q: Do I have to submit Foreign Credentials Evaluations? 

  A: Yes, it is a mandatory requirement set by Graduate School. While the Committee may evaluate your application without FCSA report, the evaluation report needs to be submitted before formal admission can be processed. 

. Q: Can I submit unofficial TOEFL/IELTS score for the application? 

  A: For international applicants, only TOEFL/IELTS score is acceptable. While the Committee may evaluate your application with the unofficial (or scanned) copy, the official score needs to be submitted before formal admission can be processed. 

. Q: What is the minimum required TOEFL/IELTS score?  

  A: The minimum required scores are: 79 (Internet) for TOEFL, and 6.5 for IELTS. However, applicants with TOEFL score lower than 100 (Internet) and IELTS score lower than 7.5 may be required to take an English proficiency exam upon enrollment to determine the placement in the English Language Assessment Program (ELAP).