Study at a top engineering school

Auburn University's graduate engineering school is ranked #67 ranked in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 2020. Some of the reasons for this high ranking include:

  • Small classes with individual attention from faculty
  • New courses focusing on sustainability in engineering
  • Strong alumni connections for networking and career building

The department is affiliated with respected research labs and centers, including the Auburn Cyber Research Center, the Parallel Architecture and Systems Laboratory, and the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center.

Research areas in the program include:

  • Cyber security
  • Database systems
  • Digital image processing
  • Disk technology
  • Embedded and real-time systems
  • Energy efficient systems
  • High performance computing
  • Intelligent and interactive systems
  • Mobile computing
  • Network modeling and simulation
  • Sensor networks
  • Software analysis and transformation

This program is a non-thesis option, which includes 33 hours and specified coursework.

Accelerator Admission Details

Direct MAPAdvanced MAPMAP-Track 1MAP-Track 2Academic English
GPA3.53.03.03.03.0
IELTSTM6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5)6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5)Below 6.0
Qualifying Undergraduate DegreesA 4-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent from an accredited
university in one of the following: Computer Science, Software Engineering and IT.

No Math Placement Test required.

Master’s Accelerator – Track 2 students will be determined by the department.

No Math Placement Test required.

Same as Direct MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP-Track 1, and MAP-Track 2.
Available EntryFallFallFallFallFall, Spring, or Summer

Direct MAP and Advanced MAP subscoring for English proficiency is not required for admission but is recommended.

Direct MAP and Advanced MAP students must have a background in all of the following areas:

  • C, C++, Java
  • Data Structures
  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Discrete Structures
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Organization
  • Software Design

Master’s Accelerator Track 1 and Track 2 students are generally not admitted if they are missing more than two:

  • C, C++, Java
  • Data Structures
  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Discrete Structures
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Organization
  • Software Design

Sample Coursework

  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Advanced Topics in Algorithms
  • Advanced Topics in Operating Systems

Progression details

Direct MAPAdvanced MAPMAP-Track 1MAP-Track 2Academic English
Credits earned towards degree96990
Progression requirementsNot applicable3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a B3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a B3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a BSuccessful completion of all Pre-Sessional English program course content and approval from Master’s Accelerator team.

Total credit hours required for degree: 33 (non-thesis option)

Tuition costs

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Direct MAP
1 semester
Advanced MAP
1 semester
MAP-Track 1
2 semesters
MAP-Track 2
2 semesters
Academic English
length can vary
Tuition cost1$15,710$17,300$27,000$27,000$3,800—$7,300

Note: Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.

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Program Tuition: $3,800—$7,300 USD

The amount that students pay in tuition and required fees represents a sizable and important investment in their future. However, student payments alone do not cover the full cost of providing any of Auburn’s educational programs. Even after state appropriations are included, some programs require funding through additional fees in order to provide the high-quality learning environment that students expect. Like the basic tuition and fees, these additional amounts help to cover not only the direct costs of providing instruction and advising in these programs, but also indirect costs associated with Auburn’s role as a comprehensive center of higher education for the state. Tuition quoted for the Master’s Accelerator Program does not include college-specific fees associated with declaring a major within a college. These college-specific fees are charged per semester once a student gains admission into that college.

Ready to engineer your exciting future?

The Master of Computer Science and Software Engineering program at Auburn University gives you all the tools to succeed. Give yourself a smart start to your career – apply now as part of the Master’s Accelerator program.