Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Program Eligibility

Am I eligible for the program if my GPA is below 3.0?


You may still be eligible for the program if your GPA is below a 3.0 but it's recommended you speak with an advisor to get more insight into your background.

Am I eligible for the program if I learned how to program on my own and did not take any formal classes?


Programming experience can only be acquired via education or gained through work experience. If gained through work experience, you must prove your proficiency with programming.

What if I have experience with only one of the five programming languages required?


Experience and proficiency with any one of the five would be sufficient.

Is programming experience required?


Yes, you must be proficient with Java, Python, C, C++, or C#. Programming experience that is self-taught would not apply and proficiency must be acquired via work experience or education.

If I do NOT have a degree in Computer Science or something similar, which math classes must I have completed to be eligible for the program?


Calculus II AND Linear Algebra.

I have not taken any quantitative courses as part of my previous degree. How can I become eligible for the program?


You have the option of taking both Calculus 2 and Linear Algebra to help you meet the analytical component of the admissions requirements.

I do not have any previous experience with programming languages. How can I become eligible for the program?


You have the option of taking Python, C, C++, C# or Java through your local community college to help you meet the program admissions requirements.

Program Details

Where are Baylor ECS graduate degree graduates employed?

Employers who have hired master’s degree graduates from the Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science include:

  • 3M
  • Amazon
  • AT&T
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Brazos Electirc
  • ExxonMobil
  • Galatia Associates
  • General Motors
  • Google
  • Headstorm
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • L3Harris
  • Linc
  • Lockheed Martin
  • NASA
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Qualcomm
  • Raytheon
  • Rivian
  • Samsung
  • SpaceX
  • Tesla
  • U of Ireland
How many credit hours are required if I do NOT have a degree in Computer Science, but have something similar, such as a degree in Engineering, Mathematics, etc.?

Up to 42 credit hours.

How many credit hours are required if I have a Bachelor’s in Computer Science?

30 credit hours.


Where can I go for more information about Baylor University’s response to COVID-19?

You can find additional information about Baylor’s response to COVID-19 here:

Should I anticipate an interruption in the availability of Enrollment Advisors, faculty, or in standard course delivery?

We are continuing to serve students without disruption during this time. Those who are inquiring about enrollment in the Baylor online Computer Science program are able to discuss options with an Enrollment Advisor who will work with them through the admissions process.

Does the current situation with COVID-19 impact when classes start?

No. All classes are still scheduled to begin on the planned start date and are not impacted by COVID-19.