Master of Science in Computer Science - New Program Options


For fully-qualified students, Computer Science is now offering three program options in the Master of Science in Computer Science, including thesis, project, or co-op. Students must choose the program option they are following before registering in their 1st semester of their degree. The Masterís project program option provides an alternative path to the thesis option for students through the M.Sc. program. The Masterís co-op program option will allow students the opportunity to enrich academic learning with workplace experience.


Thesis Option (30 credit hours)

The Masterís thesis option requires students to pursue research supported by the Department of Computer Science. A fully qualified student may complete a Masterís thesis option by undertaking 15 credits of coursework as well as 15 credits of thesis research together with the thesis defense. Two non-credit CS seminar presentations are also required.


Project Option (30 credit hours)

A fully qualified student may complete aMasterís project option by undertaking 21 credits of coursework; 6 credits of professionally oriented project research; and 3 credits of project report, presentation and defense. In addition, the student is required to give two non-credit CS seminar presentations.


Co-op Option (36 credit hours)

The Masterís co-op option requires students to pursue research areas supported by the Department of Computer Science. A fully qualified student may complete a Masterís co-op option by undertaking 21 credits of coursework; 12 credits of professionally oriented project research; and 3 credits of co-op education placement project report, presentation and defense.


Ph.D. (60 credit hours)

After a M.Sc. in Computer Science, the Ph.D. program consists of at least 15 credit hours of course work and 45 credit hours of research resulting in the presentation of a substantial thesis. In addition, the student is required to give two non-credit CS seminar presentations. Successful completion of the Ph.D. course requires a minimum of three (3) full years.
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