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Master of Science in Computer Science
The master's degree in computer science offers emphasis areas in cybersecurity and data science. Cybersecurity is a multi-disciplinary study dedicated to improving the security, reliability and survivability of the nation’s infrastructure. Data science is the study of processes, algorithms, and systems to discover patterns and insights for industrial applications from cybersecurity to healthcare.
A total of 31 credit hours of coursework (includes 1 hr. seminar course) is required to complete this degree. For students interested in the thesis option, six of the total credit hours must be in research.
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- Bachelor’s degree in related discipline
- GPA ≥ 3.0 or 12 hours of graduate credit in computer science; GRE V ≥ 144 (370 on old scale); GRE Q ≥ 155 (700 on old scale); WR ≥ 4.0;
- International requirement: TOEFL ≥ 570, CBT ≥ 230 or IBT ≥ 89.
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Graduate certificate programs are a great way to start earning college credit toward a graduate degree. The GRE is not required to enter a certificate program. If you complete a certificate program with a grade of B or better in all core courses, you may be accepted into the corresponding master's degree program without taking the GRE*.
Computer Science Graduate Certificates:
- Big Data Management and Analytics
- Big Data Management and Security
- Computational Intelligence
- Cyber Security
- Information Assurance & Security Officer Essentials
- Information Systems & Cloud Computing
- Software Design & Development
- Systems and Software Architecture
- Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems
*Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. Click here for details and check with academic department for program specific details and requirements.
Courses are delivered over the Internet, via live streaming video; collaborative learning software includes WebEx and Blackboard; classes are archived online for review and easy access.
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