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Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Science Degree

Application Information


Contact Dr. Mircea Nicolescu, Graduate Director, at

Applicants to the program must apply via  The Graduate School website.

Our department evaluates applications on a rolling basis. However, to receive full consideration you should meet the following deadlines:

  • January 15 for Fall semester
  • August 15 for Spring semester

Financial Support

Master's students pursuing the thesis option, Plan A, are eligible to apply for department assistantships, which may be either teaching assistantships or research assistantships. However, strong preference will be given to those apply for or pursuing a Ph.D.

  • Teaching assistants work under the supervision of department faculty and are expected to teach recitation sections or laboratories, help with grading and develop course materials and exams.
  • Research assistants conduct innovative research in cooperation with and under the supervision of department faculty.  They are expected to conduct experiments, implement prototype systems, develop new theories, and attend conferences or publish work in scholarly journals.

Typical support for graduate assistantships covers the student's tuition and fees, health insurance, and offers financial compensation of $1,550 / month. If you are selected for an assistantship, you will receive additional details about your funding package at that time.

To apply for departmental funding, please fill out the Application for Graduate Assistantship or Fellowship.

International Students

International students should visit the Office of International Students and Scholars for more information.

Housing Options

The University offers on-campus housing for graduate students. Visit the graduate housing website to learn more about living at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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