The Masters Degree in Computer Science is intended to prepare individuals with a strong mathematical, scientific, or technical background for entry into the computer science field at an advanced level and for further study leading to the doctorate.
Customized study plans to allow receiving the Computer Engineering M.S. degree while pursuing either the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering or the Ed.D. degree in Education are available. Doctoral students in these two programs should consult their respective doctoral advisors to work on their individualized plans.
Our Computer Science Students will:
A total of 33 semester hours is required and the core curriculum consists of 15 credits.The remaining 18 Credits are elective courses and may be chosen from the list of Computer Science concentration areas or chosen in consultation with the graduate advisor. Students may do an independent project or thesis as part of the 18 credits of electives. Students not selecting this option must take a comprehensive examination.
CS 450 Data Base Design
CS 400 Object Oriented Programming Using C++
CpE 471 Data and Computer Communication
CS 502 Analyses of Algorithms
CS 503 Operating Systems
The concentration areas can be applied to satisfy the requirements of dual Masters degree programs of study.
General M.S. Program Requirements
Students in a degree program who do not maintain a satisfactory record will be separated from the Graduate School. Normally, the accumulation of one F grade, or more than one D grade, or more than three C grades will result in separation.
All requirements for the degree of Master of Science must be completed within six years (twelve consecutive semesters) of the effective start of an approved graduate program of study. Once a program is initiated, the student must maintain continuous enrollment until completion.
Under certain circumstances, a student may be granted permission to interrupt his/her program by petitioning the dean in writing, stating the underlying circumstances. Program interruption without formal permission will constitute grounds for dismissal from the Graduate program.
All students studying for the Master of Science degree must have on file an approved program of study on the provided form. Programs of study are worked out between the student and his/her advisor to meet both the students desires and the graduate facultys philosophy of an integrated program. They must carry the approval of the chair of the department awarding the degree. Changes in the approved program of study must be approved by the students program advisor and the department Chair.
Students are encouraged to include a thesis investigation in their approved program of study. Accumulation of thesis semester hours and work done during a thesis investigation must be continuous up to the time of its completion. Only those students designated as regular graduate students who have satisfied the following requirements will be permitted to accumulate thesis credits. During the semester prior to that in which the student desires to initiate his/ her thesis investigation, he/she must have:
Students should obtain a copy of Specifications for Masters Thesis from the office of the department chair which describes via requirements in details.
All theses in Engineering must be presented at a faculty-graduate seminar. It is the students responsibility to ensure that this requirement is fulfilled, and that written notice of the presentation is distributed to all interested persons at least one week before the event.
Students who are in the process of completing a thesis are required to register for at least two semester hours of thesis in each semester. They must actively engage in that activity under faculty guidance. Semester hours thus accumulated that total more than the approved program-of-study requirement are not counted toward the degree.
Upon successful completion of the thesis, and acceptance by the Thesis Committee, the student becomes eligible for the degree provided all other requirements in the program of study are completed.
The Master of Science degree will be awarded only to those students successfully completing the following requirements:
The School of Engineering offers an optional cooperative education program. See the Cooperative Education section of that for further information.
The following Financial Stipends and Scholarships are available for qualified student applicants. For more information, please refer to Tuition and Financial Aid.
(A) Graduate Scholarship Program
(B) Graduate Assistantships, Research Assistantships and Student Workers employment