Sep 19, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Computer Science - MS


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College of Engineering

Department of Computer Science

Whether Plan A, Plan B, or Plan C (see School of Graduate Studies  general requirements), all MS/CS students must meet the following general requirements:

  • Complete four Computer Science courses numbered 6000 and above. CS 6250 CS 6970 , and CS 6900  are not accepted for these four courses. CS 6950  can be counted as only one of these four courses, and in that case, must be taken for at least 3 credits in a single semester.
  • Complete 1 credit of CS 6900 .
  • No more than 3 total credits in CS 5950 , CS 6950 , and CS 7950  and 1 credit of CS 6900  may be used to satisfy the MS degree requirements.
  • 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 in your Program of Study.
  • A maximum of 15 credits of committee-approved coursework at the 5000 level may be used for the MS Plan B and C degree. For Plan A it is limited to 12 credits of 5000 level. No credits below 5000 will be allowed on the Program of Study.
  • CS 6990  or CS 7990  cannot be included on the Program of Study.
  • A maximum of 6 credits are allowed from outside the Computer Science Department. Any outside credits bust be from ECE, Math, Statistics, or one of two approved finance courses, FIN 6320  and FIN 5350 .
  • No independent study courses outside the department are allowed on the Program of Study.

Students completing a Plan A MS degree must fulfill the following additional requirements:


  • Complete at least 24 credits of graduate coursework and 6 credits of CS 6970: Thesis and Research . The overall GPA must be at least 3.0, and no more than two class grades below B- and none below C may be included.
  • Meet the departmental placement requirement
  • Complete a graduate thesis proposal
  • Defend a graduate thesis based on original work

Students completing a Plan B MS degree must fulfill the following additional requirements:


  • Complete at least 34 credits total, 31 or 32 credits of graduate coursework and 2 or 3 credits of CS 6970: Thesis and Research. The overall GPA must be at least 3.0, and no more than two class grades below B- and none below C may be included.
  • Meet the departmental placement requirement
  • Complete a graduate report proposal
  • Defend a graduate report

Students completing a Plan C MS degree must fulfill the following additional requirements:


  • Complete at least 37 credits of graduate coursework. The overall GPA must be at least 3.0, and no more than two class grades below B- and none below C may be included. CS 6970   cannot be included
  • Meet the departmental placement requirement.

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