Applicants to the master of science degree in computer science must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, have an undergraduate degree in computer science or a related field, be able to demonstrate significant study in computer science, including a study of computer architecture and software design, be proficient programmers in at least one high-level programming language, submit three letters of recommendation, and have satisfactory scores on the general portion of the Graduate Record Examinations. Applicants whose native language is not English must additionally submit a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Second Language (TOEFL).
Each applicant’s credentials will be reviewed by the director of graduate studies, who will determine if undergraduate deficiencies are present and, if so, will prescribe a method for their removal and determine a precondition for admission.
Minimum degree requirement is 30 s.h. of credit as follows:
An additional 18 s.h. selected from CSCI courses numbered 5000 or above
Including 3-6 s.h. of thesis or research project. At least 15 s.h. must be in courses numbered 6000 or above. Up to 6 s.h. of the following courses can count toward the 18 hours of CSCI elective courses: