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Computer Science

Master of Science (M.S.)
Offered By: College of Science and Mathematics
Graduate School
Application Deadline: Six Weeks Prior to the First Day of Class


The Masters of Science degree in Computer Science is designed to strengthen the background of the student in advanced computing concepts involving computational problem solving and complex programming environments. The program covers topics in algorithms, computation theory, and advanced programming systems.  Students are expected to be able to construct complex software solutions for a variety of problems and systems.  Electives allow the student to focus studies in several areas, including parallel and distributed systems and programming, bioinformatics, and graphics.

  • Prerequisites
    Students seeking admission into the Master of Science degree program in Computer Science, must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School.  In addition, applicants are evaluated by the Department based on the following requirements:
    1.  A minimum of 18 undergraduate hours in Computer Science
    2.  A minimum GPA of 3.0
    3.  The GRE combined verbal and quantitative score of 290 on the new scaled scoring system
    4.  Three Letters of Reference
    5.  A Statement of Educational Objectives and Career Goals
  • Checksheets & Degree Plans


    Checksheets list all of the requirements and university obligations for degree completion.

    Degree Plans

    Degree plans suggest a schedule of courses for students to follow as they pursue their degree.