The Master of Science degree in computer science is oriented toward software and is most appropriate for candidates interested in the design, analysis, and implementation of software programs.
Emphasis is placed on object-oriented programming languages. Java is the language used in most courses. Some courses in the areas of network programming, routing, switching and administration are offered and may be counted toward the master’s degree.
Students have access to an outstanding variety of computing systems including Sun servers, Cisco routers and switches, additional UNIX-based computers, microcomputers, and hands-on network configuration laboratories. Computer laboratories are open evenings and weekends and some systems are available 24 hours a day through internet access.
To be eligible for full admission to the master of science program in computer science applicants are expected to have earned a baccalaureate degree with courses similar to those required for a baccalaureate degree in computer science and to have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.70 on a 4.0 scale. Students who take the TOEFL exam must achieve a score of 550 or higher.
Applicants who do not meet all entrance requirements may be granted conditional admission. Candidates lacking the proper undergraduate background must demonstrate their competency by obtaining a minimum GPA of 2.70 in specified prerequisite courses.
See the Computer Science Program website for additional information.