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Graduate Degree Programs in the Department of Computer Science

The department offers graduate degree programs as listed bellow. For other related information, review the Graduate Studies page.

Admissions require minimum of 3.0 GPA, or 2.75 with some additional strong evidence (GRE, letters, experience, etc.). International applicants should review English and other requirements. We can review applications with lower GPA in very limited cases, usually with additional experience or coursework.

We also require prior studies or knowledge of some foundation subject areas as noted on each program page. We can admit with some missing foundations, noted as admission restrictions - such restrictions can be removed by providing new evidence, or by taking noted coursework, before or after arrival. Applicants with more than three missing subject areas are advised to gather additional knowledge through credit or noncredit studies and reapply. Any expected subject area not explicitly seen in the transcripts should be detailed in the statement of intent provided with application.

Applicants interested in cybersecurity: you may take the cybersecurity graduate certificate, follow the M.S. in Computer Science program while taking the cybersecurity certificate using the certificate option, or enter the M.S. in Cybersecurity program - the entry knowledge areas are similar similar but not the same for the two degree programs; the certificate itself has weaker entry requirements.

All programs can be completed part-time or full-time. Some programs offer completion completely online - look for programs with online. All programs offer completion in the evening (starting 4pm) with a combination of evening and online classes, look for programs with evening.

Dual Degree Program
BS and MS Dual Degree in Computer Science  
Master of Science
MS in Computer Science  
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Doctor of Philosophy
Ph.D. in Mathematical and Computational Sciences-Computer Science Option  

Archived Programs
MS in Cybersecurity - Computer Science Emphasis (ended SP2020) 
MS in Computer Science (ended FS2019)