University Catalog

Computer Science and Information Technology

Chairperson:  Jayantha Herath
Address: 139 Engineering & Computing Center
Phone: 320.308.4966
Email: csit@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/csit

MS in Computer Science (30-32 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 3.00
  • Those without undergraduate computer science background are required to take CSCI 201, CSCI 200, and MATH 253, MATH 273, MATH 373 and preparatory courses CSCI 591, CSCI 592, and CSCI 593.
  • Those deemed to have inadequate preparation, or those whose ability to perform well at the graduate level is in doubt, are required to take preparatory courses or test out of CSCI 591, CSCI 592, and CSCI 593.

Notes

  • A course may not be used to satisfy more than one requirement.
  • Students who are required to take preparatory classes (CSCI 591, CSCI 592 and CSCI 593) must complete the courses with grades of B or higher. Failure to do so will render them ineligible to continue in the program.
  • A student who successfully completes a course may not afterwards take, for credit, any prerequisite to that course afterwards.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 30
Core: 10 credits: CSCI 610, CSCI 620, CSCI 681; one of CSCI 502 or CSCI 504.
Electives: 9 credits.  Select one application-specific focus area. The courses must cover at least three of the following areas: Artificial Intelligence: CSCI 540, CSCI 541, CSCI 542, CSCI 543, CSCI 641, CSCI 642, CSCI 615, CSCI 606; Software Engineering: CSCI 506, CSCI 530, CSCI 532, CSCI 533, CSCI 534, ECE 522, CSCI 615, CSCI 606, EM 660; Systems: CSCI 511, CSCI 512, CSCI 513, CSCI 606, CSCI 615.
Research: 6 credits: CSCI 699.

PLAN B


Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 32
Core: 10 credits; CSCI 610, CSCI 620, CSCI 681; one of  CSCI 502 or CSCI 504. Additional Coursework: 10 credits as approved by the advisor/committee. At least six credits at the 600 level. A student may use up to a total of four credits from their preparatory classes (CSCI 591, CSCI 592, and CSCI 593) and their internship experience (CSCI 644) toward these ten credits.
Electives: 9 credits: Select one application-specific focus area. The courses must cover at least three of the following areas: Artificial Intelligence: CSCI 540, CSCI 541, CSCI 542, CSCI 543, CSCI 641, CSCI 642, CSCI 615, CSCI 606. Software Engineering: CSCI 506, CSCI 530, CSCI 531, CSCI 532, CSCI 534, ECE 522, CSCI 615, CSCI 606, EM 660. Systems: CSCI 511, CSCI 512, CSCI 513, CSCI 606, CSCI 615.
Research: 3 credits: CSCI 697



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