MS Academic Prerequisites

In addition to the University-wide requirements for admission to graduate study, the prospective M.S. or Ph.D. candidate must submit verbal, quantitative and analytical GRE scores (general test) as well as satisfy the following criteria for admission to graduate study:

  • Knowledge of computer science equivalent to CS 152L, 251L, 261, 341L, 351L, 357L, 361L, 362, 441, 460 and 481.
  • Knowledge of mathematics essential to computer science equivalent to MATH 162, 163, 314 and STAT 345.

Students lacking adequate undergraduate training may be admitted, at the discretion of the admissions committee. The committee will institute a provision requiring deficiencies to be upgraded satisfactorily. Course work required to remove the deficiencies in undergraduate background will not be credited toward the graduate degree. Each student will be assigned a graduate advisor. The student should see his or her graduate advisor before registering for the first time. The student and the advisor will work together to chart out a course of studies which meets the student’s career objectives and which constitutes a coherent program satisfying the graduation requirements. The student and the advisor as a part of this coherent program shall count no course toward the required semester hours that has not been agreed upon. It is the responsibility of the student to meet the requirements and to keep the department office informed of compliance with them; in particular, the student should meet with his or her graduate advisor at least once a semester to review progress toward the degree.