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Computer Science - Master of Computer Science

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College of Science

Department of Computer Science

All Master of Computer Science (MCS) students must meet the following general requirements:

  • Complete four Computer Science courses numbered 6000-level and above. CS 6250  is not accepted for these four courses. CS 6950  or CS 7950  can be counted as only one of these four courses, and in that case, must be taken for 3 credits in a single semester.
  • No more than 3 total credits of CS 5950 CS 6950 , and CS 7950  may be used to satisfy the MCS degree requirements.
  • CS 6250  can be taken only with the advisor’s prior permission and a maximum of 3 credits will be allowed on the Program of Study.
  • A maximum of 15 credits of committee-approved coursework at the 5000-level may be used for the Master of Computer Science degree. No credits below 5000-level will be allowed on the Program of Study.
  • CS 6970 CS 7970 CS 6990  and 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 must be from ECE, MATH, STAT, or one of two approved courses: PSC 6150  and SOC 6150 .
  • No independent study courses outside the department are allowed on the Program of Study.
  • CS 6900  cannot be included on the Program of Study for MCS students.
  • Students must complete at least 33 credits of graduate coursework. The overall GPA must be at least 3.0, and grades of C or lower will not be accepted.

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