(Offered through CI ‘s Extended University)
The M.S. in Computer Science (MSCS) Degree prepares students for advanced careers in high-tech, computer-driven industries, including applications to business, aerospace, education, military, and government where interdisciplinary, dynamic, and innovative professionals trained in the latest technologies are increasingly sought. Students develop a strong background in computer theory, software and hardware, as well as skills to conduct applied research. The program stresses interdisciplinary applications, while preparing students for a wide range of industry, academic, and research positions. The program offers two pathways to completion of the MSCS Degree through either a project or a thesis option.
Students seeking admission are expected to have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. Applicants will be evaluated according to the program guidelines, which will consider the applicants in the context of the total applicant pool using our general admission standards, including all academic work, GPA, standardized test scores (such as GRE), personal statement of purpose, reference letters, relevant work experience, and other factors that may have a bearing on the individual’s potential for success.
Candidates with undergraduate degrees from other disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be provisionally accepted. The conditions will usually include a selection of foundation Computer Science and Math courses, as determined by the admission committee.
The current guidelines and admission procedures are described in detail on the program web pages at: http://compsci.csuci.edu.
To obtain the MSCS Degree, a student must complete each course with a minimum grade of B. A student must also successfully complete 3 units of COMP 596 (Master Project) plus one additional COMP elective for 3 units, or complete 6 units of COMP 597 (Master Thesis). A student choosing the thesis option must successfully defend the thesis before an examination committee.
Note: Any remedial courses are in addition to the following graduation requirements