Oct 17, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Computer Science - MCS


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College of Engineering

Department of Computer Science

The Master of Computer Science (MCS) is a terminal degree with coursework requirements similar to the PhD, but lacking the PhD's requirement for publishable research. While not having the requirement to be publishable, the report must still be original. Students completing an MCS degree must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Complete at least 60 credits of graduate coursework beyond the BS/CS or 30 credits of graduate coursework beyond the MS/CS with a minimum class grade of B- and a minimum institution GPA of 3.2.
  2. No more than 15 credits of coursework at the 5000-level may be used for the MCS. no courses below 5000 will be allowed.
  3. Complete at least 12 credits of 7000-level computer science coursework.
  4. Complete 1 credit of CS 6900 .
  5. A maximum of 6 credits will be allowed from outside the Computer Science Department. Any outside credits must be from ECE, Math, Statistics, or one of two approved Finance courses. FIN 6320: Computational Methods in Finance  and FIN 5350: Financial Modeling  may be taken for degree credits. Independent Study courses taken outside teh Computer Science Department will not be approved.
  6. CS 5950 , CS 6950 , or CS 7950  can be taken only with the advisor's prior permission and only for three credits at a time. The maximum total number of credits allowed for  CS 5950  plus CS 6950  plus CS 7950  is three (with previous MS) or six (without previous MS).
  7. CS 6250  can be taken only with the advisor's prior permission and for three credits at a time. A maximum of three credits will be allowed on the student's Program of Study.
  8. Meet the departmental placement requirement.
  9. Complete a research report proposal.
  10. Complete and defend a research report, based on original work (CS 7970 , 6 credits).

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