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School/College: College of Engineering
Degree(s) Offered: Master of Science
Graduate Coordinator: Huiming (Anna) Yu Email: email@example.com Phone: 336-285-3699
Department Chair: Gerry DozierEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 336-334-7245
The Department of Computer Science offers an innovative graduate program, combining computer science fundamentals with practical knowledge and technical excellence in the most advanced technologies. The Computer Science Department performs research funded by agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. Air Force, the National Security Agency, the Naval Oceanographic Office, National Science Foundation and among others.
The research interests of the faculty cover many areas of Computer Science including software engineering, information assurance, secure software engineering, artificial intelligence, computational science, distributed systems, multi-agent systems, computer security, trustworthy cloud computing and high performance computing.
The Department offers an MS Computer Science degree with option of a “General Track”, and five specialization tracks that are “Software Engineering”, “Computational Science and Engineering”, “Information Assurance”, “Secure Software Engineering” and “Artificial Intelligence”.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Unconditional admission requires a BS in Computer Science with a GPA 3.0 or above
- Conditional admission requires a BS in a Computer Science related major with a GPA 3.0 or above
Graduates of the Computer Science Master’s program will be able to: (1) apply knowledge of complex mathematics and computer science to develop software solutions to real world problems, (2) analyze and synthesize novel solutions to critical problems within the area of computer science, (3) design and implement software systems, (4) understand professional, legal and ethical issues, (5) effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, and (6) engage in lifelong learning.
The Masters of Science in Computer Science can be earned through one of three options: Project, Thesis, or Course. The Thesis option requires thirty credit hours consisting of twenty-four credit hours of coursework and six credit hours for the thesis. The Project option requires thirty-three credit hours consisting of thirty credit hours of coursework and three credit hours for the project. The course option requires thirty-three credit hours of coursework.
Subject Core Course(s)
• COMP 755 (3 credit hours)
• COMP 785 (3 credit hours)
Course Subject Area(s) (9 Credit Hours)
• Dependent on the track (9 credit hours)
Electives (15 hours required):
Requirements specific to specializations/program options/tracks:
Project Option: 30 Coursework Hours 3
Thesis Option: 24 Coursework Hours 6
Multiple assistantships are available through the department.
Research opportunities are available on an individual basis.
Directory of Faculty
- Kelvin S. Bryant, B.S., North Carolina State University; M.S., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Assistant Professor
- Gerry Dozier, B.S. Northeastern Illinois University; M.S. North Carolina State University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Professor and Chairperson
- Albert C. Esterline, B.A., Lawrence University; M.Litt., Ph.D., University of St. Andrews; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Associate Professor
- Jung Hee Kim, B.S., Korea University; M.S., Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology; Associate Professor
- Kenneth A. Williams, B.S., M.S., Michigan Technological University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Associate Professor
- Jinsheng Xu, B.S., Nanjing University; M.S., Beijing University; Ph.D., Michigan State University; Associate Professor
- Xiaohong Yuan, B.S., Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology; Ph.D., Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University; Associate Professor
- Huiming (Anna) Yu, B.S., Xiamen University; M.S., Hefei Polytechnic University; Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology; Professor and Director of Graduate Studies