Academic Requirements

Thirty-two semester hours are required for the Master of Science in Computer Science. These must include:

  • eight semester hours of core courses, CS5010 Program Design Paradigm, together with the associated recitation lab CS5011, and CS5800 Algorithms
  • four semester hours of core system courses: CS5500 Managing Software Development or CS5600 Computer Systems
  • twenty semester hours of electives, eight of which must come from the same concentration area. These electives may include readings, project, or a thesis

A student must enroll in CS5010/CS5011 during their first semester in the program, unless s/he has received special permission from the Graduate Director of the College.

During the course of studies, every student must obtain a minimum grade point average of 3.000 among the core courses and a minimum overall average of 3.000.