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MS Program Advising (updated November 2020)

CICS Advising helps students pursuing their Master's of Science in Computer Science. Graduate students pursuing the Ph.D. should see their assigned advisor.

MS ADVISING PROCEDURES:

Schedule an appointment: Elizabeth Parolski is the MS Program Academic Advisor. Click here to make an appointment with Elizabeth. ***ELIZABETH IS OUT ON FURLOUGH AND NOT HOLDING APPOINTMENTS FROM NOVEMBER 13-22 and again from NOVEMBER 30- DECEMBER 6.**  Appointments should be requested at least 24 hours in advance.  For the 2020- 2021 academic year, all meetings are being held remotely. 

You may also call CICS Advising (413) 545-4822 to make an appointment, or send Elizabeth an eparolski [at] umass.edu (subject: MS%20Advising%20Question) (email.)

Advising walk-in hours: TBD for Spring 2021

Course selection & Planning Resources:

Fall 2020 SAT/UNSat (Pass/Fail) Updates

MS Requirements 

List of MS Core Classes

Course Load Survey- CICS Graduate Students were polled on the amount of time they spent on their classes. Results are from the January 2020 survey. A new survey will hopefully be conducted in December 2020. 

CICS Course Offering Plan
This is a plan in every sense of the word, things can change.

Changes To Course Offering Plan-2020-2021 

Pre-Approved Non-Computer Science Courses

Spring 2021 Remote Teaching Plan CICS- Explains how each CICS class will be taught in Spring 2021 

Semester-Time CPT Information for Winter 2020-2021 & Spring 20211- Rules, processes, how to apply, and more

Fall '20 CICS Grad Student Orientation- Spring 2021 Orientation materials are forthcoming

UMass Office of Disability Support- What students need to report accommodations

 

MS Advising Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For answers to commonly asked CICS MS questions check out the FAQ! The FAQ will answer your questions about taking a class Pass/Fail, which classes can be taken from outside CICS, and more! Bookmark this page, as it is updated frequently. FAQ

MS Concentration Information:

Data Science Concentration  For specific questions regarding the data science concentration please reach out to Professor Ben Marlin. 

Security Concentration    For specific questions regarding the security concentration please reach out to Professor Brian Levine. 


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