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2014-2015 General Catalog (Spring, Summer 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current 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:

  1. Complete four Computer Science courses numbered 6000 and above. CS 6250  and CS 6900  are not accepted for these four courses. CS 6950  can count as only one of these four courses, and in that case must be taken for at least 3 credits in a single semester.
     
  2. 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  cannot be used to meet MS coursework requirements. A maximum of 15 credits of committee-approved coursework below the 6000-level may be used for the MS degree.

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


  1. Complete at least 24 credits of graduate coursework. The total GPA must be at least 3.0, and no more than two class grades below B- and none below C may be included.
  2. Successfully meet the departmental placement requirement.
  3. Successfully complete and submit a graduate thesis proposal.
  4. Successfully complete and defend a graduate thesis, based on original work (CS 6970 , 6 credits).

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


  1. Complete at least 32 credits of graduate coursework. The total GPA must be at least 3.0, and no more than two class grades below B- and none below C may be included.
  2. Successfully meet the departmental placement requirement.
  3. Successfully complete and submit a graduate report proposal.
  4. Successfully complete and defend a graduate report (CS 6970 , 2 credits).

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


  1. Complete at least 37 credits of graduate coursework. The total 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
  2. Successfully meet the departmental placement requirement.
  3. Successfully complete one pair of courses representing a sequence offered by the department.

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