Department of Computer Science College of Sciences The University of Texas at San Antonio

Department of Computer Science College of Sciences The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
July 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


The Department of Computer Science offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. The Department has 23 tenure/tenure-track faculty, 74 masters and, 61 doctoral students. Faculty and students conduct research in algorithms, bioinformatics, computer and information security, computer architecture, computer networks, databases, high performance computing, parallel and distributed systems, programming languages and compilers, image processing, computer vision, and software engineering among others. Faculty research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Army Research Office (ARO), Rackspace, NEC Labs, and other organizations.


The M.S. program provides a broad education in Computer Science. For interested students M.S. concentrations in Software Engineering and the Computer and Information Security are offered. This degree can be earned on either a full-time or a part-time basis. The Department has 74 M.S students and has graduated 87 students in the last 3 years. Please check the graduate school website for application deadlines.


The doctoral program provides a broad education and extensive research experience in addition to broad background in Computer Science. Students may pursue research in several areas including security, cloud computing, image processing, real-time systems, networking, software engineering and virtual reality. The Department currently has 61 Ph.D. students and has graduated 32 students in the last 3 years.

Application deadlines for spring and fall applications are October 1 and February 1, respectively.


The Department of Computer Science offers graduate assistantships for most incoming Ph.D. students. All continuing Ph.D. students making satisfactory progress on their doctoral degrees are offered research assistantships. In addition, various scholarships and grader positions are available for M.S. students.


The University of Texas at San Antonio cyber security programs was ranked in 2013 the ¿best in the nation¿, according to a national survey of 2000 certified information technology security professionals. UTSA faculty from departments across the university conduct interdisciplinary research in cybersecurity. In addition, the Institute for Cybersecurity (ICS) and the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) promote research in cybersecurity.


The Cloud and Big Data Laboratory in the UTSA College of Sciences has one of the largest Open Clouds in academia with 6,600 COREs utilizing OpenStack software and Open Compute hardware to support advanced computing and big-data analytics research. The laboratory was built in collaboration with industry partners including Rackspace, Open Compute Project Communities, Mellanox, Internet2 and many others.


Research facilities include many state-of-the-art computer labs and classrooms, parallel computer clusters, wireless networks and hundreds of PCs and workstations. The Department has moved into a new building that provides state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities for students and faculty. It is designed according to the needs of the Computer Science Department. In addition to Department facilities, the college and the university have many academic and recreational facilities that are open to faculty and students.


Computer Science alumni conduct research and enjoy rewarding careers at top companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell, Hewlett Packard, AT&T, Rackspace, USAA and Southwest Research Institute.


The University of Texas at San Antonio is the largest of six universities in San Antonio, growing fast with over 32,000 students. Located in South Texas, San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the USA with over a million people and the home to the Alamo, the River Walk, and the five-time NBA Champions, San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio is 75 miles from Austin, and is a morning's drive from both Houston and the great beaches of the Gulf Coast. For most of the year, San Antonio offers warm, short-sleeve weather. The city borders a scenic Texas Hill Country with its quaint small-town restaurants and shops and opportunities for hiking and river tubing.

Location & Contact

Department of Computer Science

College of Sciences
The University of Texas at San Antonio

One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0617
United States

Dr. Rajendra Boppana

Department Chair

Phone: 210-458-4434
Fax: 210-458-4437

Dr. Weining Zhang

Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone: 210-458-5557

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Computer Science Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 38
    • Doctoral Degrees 9
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


61% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 162
    • Accepted 99
    • Acceptance Rate 61
    • Enrolled 34
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $45
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 1st April 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st September 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, bachelor's degree in computer science equivalent to that offered at UTSA
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, resume, and three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • Tuition *
    • Student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,925.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students143
    • Female Percentage17%
    • Male Percentage83%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students143
    • Part-time Percentage34%
    • Full-time Percentage66%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino20%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian63%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian9%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown2%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty23
    • Full-time Percentage96%
    • Part-time Percentage4%
    • Female Percentage9%
    • Male Percentage91%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchComputer and information security, high performance computing, computational biology, computer networks, artificial intelligence
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$1,926,315



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