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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, MS

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:

2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be submitted for all graduate courses.

No more than 6 s.h. of course work evaluated as C may be counted toward the degree.

3. Satisfactory score on a comprehensive examination covering 12 s.h. of course work.

4. Following successful completion of the comprehensive examination

The student must design and complete CSCI 6995  or CSCI 7000  under the direction of an advisor. The project or thesis must be successfully defended before the student’s examination committee.

5. Students must attend at least five research seminars and present at least one research seminar during the course of study.