Master of Science
The Master's curriculum is designed with these goals in mind:
- The core courses provide a solid foundation in the fundamental principles of computer science.
- The 500-level electives give exposure to a variety of Computer Science subject areas.
- The 600-level advanced courses give exposure to research topics of current interest and provide in-depth knowledge.
Master's Program Courses
A student must take a total of 33 credits from the following courses (subject to the stipulations listed below):
Core: All four courses (12 credits 3 credits each)
- CSC520 Foundations of Computer Science
- CSC530 Data Structures
- CSC540 Programming Languages
- CSC560 Analysis of Algorithms
Electives: At least four 500-level electives (at least 12 credits 3 credits each)
- CSC525 Operating Systems
- CSC535 Networks and Data Communications
- CSC545 Database System Concepts
- CSC555 Software Engineering
- CSC565 Compiler Design
- CSC570 Computer Architecture
- CSC573 Graphics and User Interfaces
- CSC575 Artificial Intelligence
- CSC581 Topics in Computer Science
- CSC582 Topics in Information Systems
- CSC583 Topics in Computer Security
- CSC584 Topics in Web Technology
- CSC585 User Interfaces in Java
- CSC586 System Administration and Security
- CSC587 Web Services
- CSC588 Wireless Programming and Security
- CSC589 UML and Pattern Design
Advanced: At least two 600-level (at least 6 credits 3 credits each)
- CSC600 Advanced Seminar
- CSC603 Advanced Seminar in Computer Security
- CSC604 Advanced Seminar in Web Technology
- CSC605 Internship
- CSC610 Independent Research
- CSC620 Master's Thesis
Those writing a master's thesis need to follow the guidelines spelled out in the Master's Thesis Guidelines Document.
- The four core courses must be completed within the first six courses taken and the core must be completed before any 600-level course can be taken.
- At least one and no more than two Advanced Seminar courses must be taken.
- CSC600, which serves as a vehicle for advanced topics, may be taken twice with different topics.
- A student who elects to do a master's thesis must take the Independent Research (CSC610) and Thesis courses (CSC620) in successive semesters.