48 months
26096 USD/year
26096 USD/year
10856 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Computer Science program at the University of Houston is rigorous. There is a strong correlation between logical thinking and computer science.


About the Program

Computer science is the systematic study of the theory, design, development, and application of computers and computational systems. Professional opportunities exist for graduates with computer science degrees in industries related to software engineering, internet systems and technology, game design, computer graphics, animation, robotics, artificial intelligence, security, data analytics, medicine, biotechnology, business management and consulting, modeling, as well as graduate study in computing-related fields.

Students considering the Computer Science program at the University of Houston should thus have shown considerable ability in logical reasoning and mastered the fundamentals of applied mathematics. Students majoring in computer science also receive extensive instruction in state-of-the-art computing architectures, operating systems, compilers, software engineering methods and practices. Therefore, they combine good mathematical background with the ability to design and develop quality software on a large scale.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Computer Science and Programming
  • Programming
  • Programming and Data Structures
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Automata and Computability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

You'll apply as an international freshman student if you plan to attend the University of Houston:

  • with citizenship from a country outside the U.S.
  • have no college coursework (or have less than 15 credit hours from an accredited university).
  • have an equivalent GPA 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale).
  • meet English Language Requirements

Pay the $90 application fee.

Send official test scores directly from the testing agency. SAT/ACT scores are only required for special programs.

Send official secondary school or high school academic records (transcripts, mark sheets, graduation certificate, etc.), preferably submitted electronically through your school counselor via email or the Common Application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26096 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    26096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26096 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10856 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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