Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Computer and Information Sciences, M.S.


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Program Requirements


  • Credit Hours: 33
  • At least 11 credit hours at each institution

Complete an emphasis


Students will complete an emphasis in computer science, information systems, software engineering, or cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Emphasis


Complete 9 credit hours from the following:

Thesis Options


Complete one of the following options:

Project Thesis Option


Complete CSIS 698 Project Thesis (3)  and 9 additional credit hours from CSIS 600:691.

The project thesis option requires a proposal for project approval. Proposals must be approved by both the program director and the thesis advisor.

For any project thesis with a duration that extends into additional semesters, including the summer, students are required to register for continuous research enrollment hours. Continuous research enrollment hours do not satisfy elective credit hours.

Research Thesis Option


Complete 6 credit hours of CSIS 699 Research Thesis (3)  and 6 additional credit hours from CSIS 600:691.

The research thesis option requires a proposal for project approval. Proposals must be approved by both the program director and the thesis advisor.

For any research thesis with a duration that extends into additional semesters, including the summer, students are required to register for continuous research enrollment hours. Continuous research enrollment hours do not satisfy elective credit hours.

Transfer Credit Policy


An applicant or student of the M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences program can seek approval from the Joint Program Committee to accept up to nine transfer credit hours. These courses must have a grade of B or higher, and can count toward the M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences degree requirements. Courses with a grade of “Pass” or “Satisfactory” will not be accepted.

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