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2018-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, M.S.C.S.


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Degree offered at: Louisville, Available Online

The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) is a STEM program that requires 30 semester hours. The program combines theory and practice in order to prepare students to meet the growing demand of the many disciplines of Computer Science (CS). Students entering the program must hold a bachelor’s and have adequate background in computer science to successfully complete the program.

The MSCS program is offered in two formats. The program is available as a hybrid program at the Louisville Education Center and it is also offered fully online.

Student outcomes for the program include the following:

  • Students will be able to apply advanced theory and applied principles so solve a variety of problems using current CS related technologies
  • Students will be able to work effectively in teams and have strong communication skills.
  • Students will be able to design, develop, analyze software, and algorithmic models.
  • Students will have sufficient knowledge and background to be successful in the industry or work on a doctorate in computer science.

Course prerequisites for the program are as follows

  • Undergraduate CS /CIS major or
  • Selected courses such as
    • CS 450 Software Engineering or equivalent or consent of professor
    • CS 420 Database Program Development or equivalent or consent of professor
    • CS 161 CIS II or equivalent or consent of professor
    • CS 374 Computer Operating Systems or equivalent or consent of professor
    • 1 semester of Calculus; 1 semester of Discrete Math; 1 semester of Linear Algebra

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