Computer Science, M.S.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 33

Program Code: M235 Q146 (Online M236 Q146)

No more than three courses at the C S G4000 level are permitted. No more than 3 credit hours of C S 5990 are permitted (students who have the graduate liaison's approval to complete a project option may take 6 hours). No more than 6 credit hours of Special Topics in Computer Science are permitted (even with a change in subject).

Thesis Option

Core Courses
C S 4413Algorithm Analysis (or equivalent as approved by the graduate liaison)3
C S 4513Database Management Systems (or equivalent as approved by the graduate liaison)3
Four courses selected from an approved list maintained by the School of Computer Science12
Electives
Choose any Computer Science graduate class 16
Thesis
C S 5980Research for Master's Thesis6
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Core Courses
C S 4413Algorithm Analysis3
C S 4513Database Management Systems3
Four courses selected from a list maintained by the School of Computer Science12
Electives
Choose 15 hours from any Computer Science graduate class 115
Total Credit Hours33

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.