Department of Computing Sciences
Director of Graduate Programs: Dr. Vijay Gehlot
This graduate program provides expertise in applied and basic computing through its course offerings in computer systems, theory, languages and algorithms. It is designed to prepare students for a career as a computing professional, although some students go on to pursue a PhD degree.
The degree requirements are made up of ten 3-credit courses.
Required Courses for the M.S. Degree in Computer Science:
Plus five elective courses approved for the Computer Science M.S. degree.
Note that the electives include the thesis course (CSC 9030), which is designed to extend the Grand Challenges course work into a full master's thesis. This is an attractive option for students considering further graduate education.
Students may choose to participate in the practicum track that adds a 1-credit course (CSC 8990) to the requirements. This track requires work experience in a related field.
MSCS Program Goals