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Online Master of Science in Computer Science

From a Focused Degree to a Specialized Career. Now Available 100 Percent Online.

Long known for a legacy of pushing the field of scientific research and professional training forward, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) within UT’s Tickle College of Engineering (TCE) is home to practitioners shaping the future of technical education and practice. Today, you no longer need to attend classes on campus to join us at the cutting edge of computer science. Explore our program and connect with a member of our enrollment team to find out how an online MSCS degree can support your goals.

Online MSCS Program Highlights


In-state students pay $704 per credit hour and out-of-state students pay $779. That means the estimated cost of attendance is less than $23,400, regardless of your residence.1


We offer three in-demand concentrations so you graduate with job-ready skills. Focus your studies on Cybersecurity, Data Mining and Intelligent Systems, or Software Engineering.


We’re dedicated to providing a world-class education for all students, regardless of modality. Our online MSCS delivers the same quality of instruction at a pace that suits your schedule. Graduate in as few as two years. 

UT Knoxville’s Career-Specific Concentrations

The following three concentrations provide students with the specialized skills needed to be competitive leaders in the field:

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Hone your ability to prevent, detect, and respond to cybersecurity threats.

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Data Mining and Intelligent Systems

Learn the advanced methodologies, models, and tools behind high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI).

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Software Engineering

Gain the technical and problem-solving skills necessary to work in front-end, back-end, and full-stack leadership roles.

Jack Dongarra:
A.M. Turing Award Recipient

After joining UT’s Tickle College of Engineering in 1989, Jack Dongarra developed software packages that became the industry standard, allowing high-performance computers to become increasingly more powerful in recent decades. In recognition of his vital contributions to the field of computational software, Dongarra received the 2021 A. M. Turing Award—often described as the “Nobel Prize of computing”—from the Association of Computing Machinery. 

Jack Dongarra

Key Dates

Fall 2024
Priority Deadline
May 31, 2024
Final Submit Deadline
July 12, 2024
Classes Start
August 19, 2024
Spring 2025
Priority Deadline
September 12, 2024
Final Submit Deadline
November 28, 2024
Classes Start
January 21, 2025

Upcoming Events

UT Online MSCS Faculty Spotlight
Tuesday May 28, 2024
07:00 PM ET
UT Online MSCS Program & Application Overview
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
07:00 PM ET

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1 The total estimated cost of tuition is based on the current (2022-2023) tuition rate. Cost of attendance does not include additional university fees. Tuition is subject to change each year as approved by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. All questions involving tuition should be directed to the University of Tennessee’s Bursar Office.