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The Master of Science in Computer Science consists of one of two degree tracks, a thesis track and a nonthesis track. Required in the thesis track are a minimum of thirty-three (33) hours of credit which are as follows: eighteen (18) hours of core courses, nine (9) hours of computer science elective coursework, and a thesis which requires a minimum of six (6) hours. Required in the nonthesis track are thirty-three (33) hours, of which eighteen (18) hours are core courses and fifteen (15) hours are computer science electives.

Levels of Instruction

Graduate courses are numbered at the 500 and 600 level and may include online and blended classroom delivery. Graduate students must perform at a substantially higher level of academic rigor to receive graduate credits. This higher performance involves additional practical and/or research activities approved and supervised by the assigned faculty member.