COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE
Computer Science (MS)
The program places a strong emphasis on fundamental theoretical and practical computing foundations, preparing graduates for academic and industrial careers. It aims to produce graduates who can practice computer science in various fields such as software, high-tech, manufacturing, healthcare and service degrees, as well as pursue advanced degrees. The curriculum consists of 30-36 credit hours, depending on the track the student chooses.
Three options are thesis, practicum, and coursework only. All three options require five core courses totaling 12 SCH (semester credit hours): three at 3 SCH, one at 2 SCH, and one at 1 SCH.
Thesis Option (30 SCH)
Requires 6 SCH of Research and Thesis, SCH of approved electives (at least half of which must be CSC courses) and a thesis defense.
Practicum Option (36 SCH)
Requires 3 SCH of practicum, 21 SCH of approved electives (at least half of which must be CSC courses) and submission of a practicum.
Coursework Only Option (36 SCH)
Requires 24 SCH of approved electives (at least half of which must be CSC courses).
For a list of prerequisites, required courses and suggested pathways, select the curriculum sheet below.