1 year MS

One-year program track for M.S. in Computer Science

General Description
The one-year M.S. program track is identical to the course-only option and can be completed with the following schedule that incorporates taking a summer course. 
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Fall Semester:
COMP 710 Software Specification, Analysis and Design
COMP 755 Advanced Operating System
COMP 620 Information, Privacy, and Security
COMP 681 Formal methods

Total: 12 credits


Spring Semester:
COMP 775 Advanced Design and Analysis of Algorithm
COMP 727 Secure Software Engineering
COMP 726 Network Security
Elective: Any engineering 600 level or above

Total: 12 credits

Summer Session I:
Elective: Any engineering 600 level or above

Total: 3 credits

Summer Session II:
Elective: Any engineering 600 level or above

Total: 3 credits

This program track is intended for Computer Science newly graduating with a B.S. degree, as well as for those already in the workforce who are interested in:

  • Expanding their education beyond the Bachelor of Science level and improving their professional competitiveness in the job market;
  • Completing an M.S. degree within 12-months, beginning fall semester and ending during the following summer semester;
  • Gaining an M.S. degree prior to joining a Ph.D. program at any institutions of higher education.

Eligibility:
This program track is designed to serve students with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and related areas from US or international institutions who meet the Graduate College and departmental admission requirements.
Admission requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited college or university in a Computer Science or related discipline.
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • The official TOEFL score (at least 80 or higher internet-based score), or IELTS score (6.5 or higher) for international applicants.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants to this one-year M.S. program track are required to have full funding for their graduate education.

Application Procedures
International Students
The application and all supporting documents must be received by June 15. All applications will be considered for starting in Fall semesters only.

Domestic Students
The application and all supporting documents must be received by July 15. All applications will be considered for starting in Fall semesters only.


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