Required Core Courses

Recently Offered CSC Elective Courses

CSC 520 Advanced Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity
CSC 521 Advanced Computer Architectures
CSC 532 Advanced Topics in Software Engineering
ENGR 510 Introduction to Engineering and Science Research Methods
ENGR 511 Engineering and Science Research Proposal Development (thesis/practicum option)
ENGR 589A Special Topics (non-thesis, coursework only option)

CSC 450 Computer Networks
CSC 470 Computer Graphics
CSC 475 Artificial Intelligence
CSC 543 Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime
CSC 552 Distributed and Cloud Computing
CSC 554 Advanced Networking
CSC 579 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
CSC 580 Advanced Data Mining, Fusion and Applications

Recommended MS CS Electives



MATH 407 Partial Differential Equations
MATH 435 Introduction to Graph Theory
MATH 460 Number Theory
MATH 505 Linear Algebra
MATH 515 Numerical Analysis
MATH 535 Graph Theory
MATH 574 Numerical Solutions for PDE I
MATH 575 Numerical Solutions for PDE II


STAT 405 Statistical Methods
STAT 505 Statistics for Engineering and Science
STAT 520 Theory of Probability
STAT 521 Theory of Statistics
STAT 650 Time Series Analysis
STAT 651 Discrete Markov Processes
STAT 652 Stochastic Processes


ELEN 567 Wireless Sensor Networks
PHYS 540 Computational Methods in Physics Modeling and Simulation I
PHYS 541 Computational Methods in Physics Modeling and Simulation II
INEN 504 Systems Simulation
INEN 506 Dynamic Programming
INEN 509 Economics and Decision Making
INEN 518 Project Management

  Financial Assistance
The MS in Computer Science program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), through Louisiana Tech University. Louisiana Tech has been an accredited member of SACS since 1927.   Preference for assistantship is given to students pursuing the thesis option. If a student has been given an assistantship on admission, such an assistantship may not be extended if the student has not had his/her thesis plan approved by a graduate advisor within three terms. During any term for which a student receives an assistantship, that student cannot exceed a six credit-hour course load without advisor approval.