May Graduation Deadline
Degree Eligibility Forms need to be submitted to the Grad School by April 15, 2013.
The Department has two tracks within its Masters degree program, differing by interest in pursuing a PhD.
Broadly speaking, the requirements for the two tracks are identical, but we suggest different ways of meeting the requirements, depending on the track. From all students starting work toward a Masters degree, the Department expects a solid undergraduate background in Computer Science. If you are unsure of your background, you should consult your advisor.
MS students are required to:
Students in the Research MS track are encouraged to participate in research after their first two semesters of coursework.
Both tracks of our MS degree usually take two years (four semesters) to complete. We recommend the following distribution of courses of those four semesters:
Of course, your background and the available course offerings may cause you to shift from that model. This list is intended only as a guide. In any case, we do not recommend that students take more than three graduate-level classes in any semester.