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M.S. in Computer Science

Admissions Requirements

The Department Head upon recommendation of the Graduate Programs Director must approve admission to the program. All applicants must submit official transcripts from previous institutions or programs attended.

Transfer credits must be approved by the Department and must meet the institutional requirements already defined in the Graduate Catalog.

The program adopts the Polytechnic University guidelines for Combined Bachelor’s Master’s Degree Program by allowing students who have accumulated a minimum of 85% from their total credits towards the Bachelor degree to begin taking graduate courses from the Master in Computer Science (MSCS/MCS) programs.

A baccalaureate degree in computer science, engineering, or related field, with appropriate remedial courses, and at least a 2.8 Grade Point Average (from a maximum GPA of 4.0) is required for admission. The following prerequisite courses should be part of the candidate’s transcript record with a partial average of 3.0:

Pre-requisite Subject Credits PUPR Equivalent Other Equivalent
Object Oriented Programming 3 credits ECS 3210 Adv. Programming or ECS 2202-2222 Algorithms And Programming I,II As approved by Department
Data Structures 3 credits ECS 3212 Data Structures As approved by Department
One year of Calculus 3 credits MATH 2310 Calc. I &
MATH 2320 Calc. II
As approved by Department
Discrete Mathematics 3 credits ECS 2004 As approved by Department

Table 6. Pre-requisite Subjects and Equivalents

Students who do not have this background are expected to take these additional courses and their admission is conditional. Applications for admittance will be evaluated on an individual basis.

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