Graduate Computer Science

The Computer Science Department offers a Master of Science program as well as a number of graduate Professional Development Certificates. The Master of Science is intended for those who have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or have sufficient preparation.

The purpose of these programs is to provide the intellectual and practical tools that professionals will need either to pursue or further careers as computer scientists in industry or to pursue a doctorate degree in computer science.

Certificate/Prerequisite Programs

The Professional Development Certificates are intended for those who would like to obtain certification in the certain specific areas without having to undertake the preparatory work for a Master's degree. A special sequences of prerequisite courses can be taken towards entry into the certificate programs.

Master's Program Admission

Requirements

  1. Applicants for the Master of Science program in Computer Science must satisfy the graduate admission requirements of the University. Further, applicants should (ideally) possess an undergraduate degree in computer science or an equivalent degree.
  2. An applicant who does not have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science or the equivalent may apply for admission to a Certificate Degree.
  3. Graduate Record Examinations (GREs) must be taken no more than five years prior to the application.
  4. Non-native speakers must have minimum TOEFL score of 550 (213 Computer-based exam or 80 Internet), or, IELTS score of 6.5.

Materials to submit

  1. A completed graduate application including goals statement — apply on line at www.wcupa.edu/grad
  2. Official academic transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended
  3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. TOEFL or IELTS scores (non-native speakers only)

These materials must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education.


Please contact the Computer Science graduate coordinator, Dr. Agah ( ), for further information.

Course Description