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MCS and MSCS Program of Study

Master of Science in Computer Science and Master of Computer Science

Establishing a Program of Study

Every Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) and Master of Computer Science (MCS) student must file a Program of Study (Form #401) before completion of 9 graduate semester hours at the 400 or 500 level. The form is available from the Academic Affairs office of the Graduate College.

It is important to carefully select and schedule core courses and their prerequisites. Lack of care in scheduling may result in a student being required to take more than the minimum number of semester hours to complete the program. The remainder of a student’s Program of Study is comprised of courses from Computer Science or related disciplines (see Transfer Credit). These courses must result in a Program of Study that contains the required number of semester hours.

Form 401 must be prepared in consultation with a Computer Science Department advisor. The form must list all of the courses that a student plans to take as part of the degree program (including courses that have already been completed). The Program of Study must be signed by the advisor and the Department Chair or Associate Chair.

Modifying a Program of Study

A Program of Study may be modified through the submission of Form #406, which is available from the Academic Affairs office of the Graduate College. Form #406 must be signed by the advisor and the Department Chair (or an Associate Chair). Changes in the program may not be approved by the graduate dean after the student has filled an application for graduation.