Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Science in Computer Science

Program Description:
Missouri University of Science and Technology’s master’s degree in computer science offers emphasis areas in critical infrastructure protection and software engineering.

Critical infrastructure protection is a multi-disciplinary study dedicated to improving the security, reliability and survivability of the nation’s infrastructure. Software engineering specializes in software quality, software testing, hardware/software co-design, and formal methods of software specification and verification, software requirements engineering and software process improvement and algorithm theory.

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.

Please check the Schedule of Classes for a current list of available courses for distance students.

 

  • 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 Certificates
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:

 *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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Computer Science

Dr. Wei Jiang
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies & External Affairs
Associate Professor
333 Computer Science Bldg.
500 W. 15th St.
Rolla, MO 65409-0350
Phone: 573-341-4989
Email: csgradcoord@mst.edu 
Web: cs.mst.edu

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