2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Mar 02, 2021  
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Computer Science


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Program Description

The Computer Science program offers coursework supportive of the Master of Science in Engineering. The purpose of this coursework is to support the M.S. in Engineering and provide opportunities for those students who wish to pursue further education and career opportunities with strong backgrounds in software, hardware, and related management areas in the computer industry. Students should clearly understand that the degree pursued is a Master of Science in Engineering and not a Master of Science in Computer Science. Courses offered in computer science support the Master of Science in Engineering.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees


Master of Science Option A
  Option B

Computer Science Core Requirements


Additional Admission Requirements


GRE: Not required
TOEFL: Department requirement of 525 paper-based, 197 computer-based, 72 Internet-based

General Requirements (Master’s)


Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

See Master’s Degree Requirements.

Additional Graduation Requirements


All CS graduate candidates must pass a comprehensive written examination.  The comprehensive written examination is offered twice during each academic year.  The four graduate core courses are the subjects of the comprehensive written examination.  

Comprehensive Written Exam Requirements

  • All CS graduate candidates must pass a comprehensive written examination. The comprehensive written examination is offered twice during each academic year. It is usually during the third week of both the fall and spring semester. The four graduate core courses (listed below) are the subjects of the comprehensive written examination.

  • CS graduate students can take the comprehensive exam up to three times as long as they have an average score of 50 or higher in the comprehensive exam and a minimum score of 40 or higher in each of the core course exams. If at any time in the students’ scores fall below the criteria, the student loses the option of retaking the exam.

  • If a student submits an application to take the comprehensive exam, that application will be counted as one of their three opportunities.

Final Oral Exam Requirements

The final oral exam is required for both option A and option B students. It is scheduled for approximately two hours. The first part of the exam includes the candidate’s thesis or design paper defense, and the second part of the exam comprises the candidate’s course work.

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