Master's in Computer Science
|Major Code: 8071||Degree Awarded: Master of Science|
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom||Age Restriction: N|
|Admission Status: Graduate||Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne, Orlando, Patuxent, Spaceport|
|Admission Materials: transcript, GRE|
This program offers a student the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in various areas of computer science. The program is designed for students with bachelor's degrees in computer science and provides a solid preparation for those who may pursue a doctorate. Master's students are encouraged to concentrate their studies in research areas of interest to faculty in the department.
Applicants must have taken courses in differential and integral calculus, discrete mathematics, statistics and data structures and algorithms, as well as at least 12 semester credit hours of advanced coursework in undergraduate computer science. Admission may be granted with the stipulation that deficiencies are made up by taking the necessary extra courses. GRE scores (General Test only) are required. Students with English language deficiencies are only permitted to enroll in a restricted set of academic courses.
The Master of Science in Computer Science requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of approved graduate study. Students are encouraged to complete and successfully defend a thesis. Students who decide not to write a thesis must pass a final program examination.
MTH 5051 Applied Discrete MathematicsCredit Hours: 0
- Core Courses Credit Hours: 9
- Elective Courses Credit Hours: 9
- Advanced Elective Courses Credit Hours: 3
CSE 5500 Computer Science SeminarCredit Hours: 0
CSE 5501 Computer Sciences InternshipCredit Hours: 0
CSE 5999 ThesisCredit Hours: 0
- Advanced Elective courses Credit Hours: 6
*Pass twice in any combination.
Select three courses from the following:
CSE 5210 Formal Languages and Automata TheoryCredit Hours: 0
CSE 5211 Analysis of AlgorithmsCredit Hours: 0
CSE 5231 Computer NetworksCredit Hours: 0
CSE 5251 Compiler Theory and DesignCredit Hours: 0
CSE 5290 Artificial IntelligenceCredit Hours: 0
Elective courses are computer science or software engineering courses (CSE or SWE) numbered 5000 or above. Advanced elective courses are computer science (CSE) numbered 5600 or above and pre-approved SWE courses. All students must successfully complete at least 24 semester credit hours in computer science (CSE) or software engineering (SWE) courses.
The department excels in several specializations of computer science (computer security, computational intelligence, software testing). Students are encouraged to concentrate in a specialization by careful selection of elective courses.