Computer Science Graduate Program

Computer Science Graduate Program

Computer Science deals with the fundamental scientific laws and engineering principles that govern the design, manufacture and use of computers. Computer scientists may be involved in work ranging from mathematical studies of algorithms to engineering research on advanced computing systems.

The Master of Science in Computer Science program requires a total of 30 graduate credits and is intended to accommodate students who have a wide variety of interests in the field. The program is flexible and allows students to obtain in-depth specialization within Computer Science, including the opportunity to "drill down" into related disciplines, including programming, software engineering, database management, security, and software architecture.

GRE is Preferred for Master's Applicants

GRE is Required for Ph.D. Applicants

Core Course Requirements for Full Degree

Applicants whose backgrounds do not fully meet the program's requirements may be required to take from one to four 'foundation courses.' These courses DO count towards the full Master's degree. They are:

MA 502 Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
CS 550 Computer Organization and Programming
CS 570 Introduction to Programming in C++
CS 590 Algorithms

Only a small fraction of admitted students are required to take foundation courses.
Requirements for the completion of the MS/CS are:

1. Completion of at least thirty (30) credit hours of study at the graduate level (500-level and above), with a minimum grade of C and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

2. At least twenty one credit hours must be from computer science courses, identified by either the CS or SSW prefix.

3. One of your courses must be any one of the following core computer science courses:

CS 510 Programming Languages or

CS 520 Operating Systems or

CS 561 Database Management Systems or

CS 573 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity or

CS 600 Advanced Algorithm Design and Implementation

The remaining nine credit hours can be from computer science or any other disciplines.

Course Requirements for four-course Certificate Program

CS 550 Computer Organization and Programming

CS 570 Programming in C++

CS 590 Algorithms

MA 502 Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science

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