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Pre-Master's Program

Develop your skills in research and academic thinking before progressing to our respected graduate program in Computer Science.

Why Study Pre-Master's Program?

The Pre-Master's Program is a 1- or 2-semester program, designed to help international students fully prepare for entry to a graduate degree program. During your studies you will work alongside experienced faculty to discover your potential in your field.

Depending on your chosen progression degree, you can earn up to six credits per semester towards your future degree. This will save you time and money as you gain additional skills while completing credits for your degree early.


Your program will be a combination of core, English for Academic Purposes courses, and academic courses specific to your chosen degree. These courses have been specially designed to provide international students with the academic and English language skills required to help you succeed in your graduate degree.

English for Academic Purposes courses may include:

  • US Culture
  • Critical Thinking

In addition to these preparatory courses you will take academic courses which will be determined upon your enrollment.

English for Academic Purposes courses may include:

  • Listening & Speaking III
  • Reading & Writing III
  • US Culture
  • Critical Thinking

During your first and second semester, additional academic courses will be required and determined upon enrollment. Prerequisites may be completed during your first semester.

Degrees For Your Future

After successful completion of your Pre-Master's Program you can progress to our respected Master of Science in Computer Science graduate program.

A Computer Science, MS degree will prepare you to enter the professional world with the abilities to develop, maintain, and manage complex computer-based information systems.

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Direct Entry

Depending on your academic and English language level, you may be eligible for direct entry to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. You must meet the standard entry requirements for the University.

Learn about direct entry requirements