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Computer Science Master of Science Degree Program
Objective and Description
The purpose of the graduate programs in Computer Science is to facilitate the student's continued professional and scholarly development. The Master of Science (M.S.) programs are designed to extend the student's knowledge and emphasize a particular area of concentration.
The purpose of the graduate program in Computer Science is to facilitate the student's continued professional and scholarly development. The Master of Science programs are designed to extend the student's knowledge and emphasize a particular area of concentration.
About the Program
The M.S. in Computer Science degree program provides graduates the latest theoretical and hands-on skills for gaining employment in the ever-growing IT industry, or to prepare for continuation to a Ph.D. program.
The M.S. degree in Computer Science is intended to give those who successfully complete it:
- An ability to understand fundamental concepts of algorithms, programming languages, data structures and all core mathematical foundations.
- In-depth knowledge of their selected major track (e.g. AI, data analytics, networks and wireless systems, cybersecurity, bioinformatics, and software engineering).
- An ability to apply this knowledge to subject areas in order to solve real-life problems such as image processing, text mining, speech recognition, health informatics and bioinformatics, and social network data.
The CSE Department has three master’s degree plan types. The 36 hour non-thesis degree plan is what most students follow and is the default degree plan at admission. There is a 30 hour non-thesis degree plan for students who qualify. Finally, there is also a 30 hour thesis degree plan for students interested in a more research oriented degree. All three plans are described in the Master’s Program Guide.
Candidate selection for the M.S. in Computer Science program is a very a competitive process, considering GPA, performance in computer-related classes, TOEFL or IELTS (for non-English speaking candidates), GRE and reputation of the university where you did your undergraduate studies. Relevant recent work experience is considered in cases where educational credentials are dated or not in the computer science field.
More details can be found in the Master's Program Guide.
Requirements for Licensure or Certification
All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.
Pursuing a Master's Degree in the College of Engineering