Master of Science in Computer Science and Master of Computer Science
With department approval, a student in the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) or Master of Computer Science (MCS) degree program can have a Program of Study that includes credit for CS courses taken as a non-degree student, CS-related courses transferred from other departments at IIT, and CS courses transferred from other universities.
- Combining all sources below, up to 9 credit hours of courses may be transferred.
- Each course must have been passed with a grade of "B" or better.
- No course can have been used toward another degree.
- Only courses applicable to degree requirements can be transferred for credit.
- With department permission, courses that cannot be transferred for credit may be used to meet prerequisite requirements for other courses.
CS Courses from IIT
Courses taken from the CS department before starting the Master's program (typically as a Non-Degree Special Graduate Student) may be transferred to the degree program. Note: CS 200, 201, 401, 402, and 403 cannot be transferred.
Graduate CS Courses from Other Universities
Graduate CS courses taken at other colleges or universities may be transferred to the degree program. Each course to be transferred:
- Must have been taken at an accredited institution in the U.S.
- Must have been a graduate-level course (though one may have taken it as an undergraduate student).
- Must be equivalent to existing 500-level IIT Computer Science or Computer Science Professional courses. (Partial transfer credit may be available for a non-IIT CS course that is equivalent to part of an IIT CS course.)
Course transfers must be explicitly approved by the CS department. Department approval is given on a case-by-case basis and there is no guarantee that a course will be given transfer credit.
Students with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science may transfer up to 6 credit hours of CS courses from other universities; other students may transfer up to 3 credit hours.
Transferred courses cannot be used as core courses or specialization courses on the program of study; they can only be used as electives. (Only courses taken from the IIT CS department can be used as core courses or specialization courses .)
Non-CS courses from other universities cannot be transferred.
CS-Related Graduate Courses From Other IIT Departments
CS-related courses in other departments at IIT can be transferred to the degree program, but only if they appear in the list of approved courses below. The courses can be taken as a Computer Science student, or they may have been taken before starting the degree program (typically as a non-degree student or as a degree-seeking student in another department.)
Students with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science may transfer up to 6 credit hours of non-CS department courses; other students may transfer up to 3 credit hours.
- MATH 522, 525, 530, 532, 535, 540, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546, 548, 550, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 563, 564, 565, 566, 567, 568, 569, 571, 574, 577, 578, 579, 581, 582, 586, 587, 589, 590
- BIOL 550, 562
- CHE 508, 530, 535, 536, 560
- CHEM 513
- CAE 523, 534
- ECE 502, 504, 505, 506, 511, 513, 514, 515, 516, 519, 531, 535, 540, 541, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 563, 565, 566, 570, 583, 585, 587
Note: Credit will not be given for both ECE 585 and CS 570.
- No ITM courses can be applied to graduate CS degrees.
Students in the Master of CS with Specialization in Education program are required to take courses from an approved list of education courses. (See the description of the specialization for details and prerequisites.) The same courses can be transferred by students not in the specialization. required by the Master of CS with specialization in Education:
- MSED 500, 300, 554, 555
- MMAE 501, 502, 503, 517, 540, 544, 545, 547, 551
Students in the Master of CS with Specialization in Business and Master of CS with Specialization in Finance programs are required to take courses from approved lists. (See the descriptions of the specializations for details.) The same courses can be transferred by students not in these specializations.
- From the Business specialization: BUS 510, 550, MBA 501, 502, 504, 506, 509, 511
- From the Finance specialization: MSF 504, 505, 506