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MS Requirements

The college offers Concentrations in Data Science and Security which meets all of the regular master's degree requirements. The requirements for the Concentrations in Data Science and Security emphasize data science and security related courses.

All master's program students are expected to have a solid undergraduate background in computer science. If you are unsure of your background, you should consult the master's advisor, Elizabeth Parolski, for course options.

Master's students are required to:

  • Satisfy 4 Core Requirements (at least one from each area)
  • Complete 30-course credits meeting the Course Requirements (core courses taken to satisfy core requirements are included)

Students interested in research are encouraged to participate in independent study research after their first semester of coursework. In addition, we have a Master's Project 6 credit research opportunity. 

Sample Schedule

Our MS degree usually takes two years (four semesters) to complete. We recommend the following distribution of courses for the four semesters:

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

1st

core (3cr)
non-core (3cr)
non-technical/non-core (3 cr) 

*International students must be registered for 9 credits to fulfill fulltime visa requirements

core (3cr)
non-core (6cr) 

Internship (optional)

*CPT approval requires students to be enrolled in two consecutive semesters before applying
 

2nd

core (3 cr)
non-core (6 cr) 

 

core (3 cr) -not online

*International students are permitted one final semester of less than 9 credits

 

Your background and the available course offerings may cause you to shift from this model. This list is intended only as a guide. We strongly recommend that students take no more than three graduate-level classes in any semester.

International Students

International students should consider a Curricular Practical Training during the first summer following the completion of two academic semesters. See the CICS CPT Process

New for 2020-2021!!! Co-op opportunities for students who want to participate in a full-time internship during the academic semester! See CICS Careers for opportunities for both domestic and international students!