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M.S. Program-Specific Admission Requirements

The Master of Science in Computer Science program is designed for students with undergraduate majors in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or physics and who have completed courses or have equivalent experience in data structures and algorithms, assembly language, computer architecture, programming in a modern high-level language, systems software (compilers or operating systems), calculus (differential and integral calculus), and discrete mathematics.
Applicants who do not have adequate backgrounds may be required to take one or more of the following 500-level graduate courses during the first two terms of the student’s program:

These are in addition to the required 30 credit hours of courses at the 600 level. Courses at the 500 level, when required, must be completed prior to taking courses at the 600 level. All 500-level courses must be completed with a grade of ‘B’ or higher to continue in the computer science degree program. 

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management degree is designed for students with undergraduate majors in computer science, information systems, information technology, engineering, mathematics, or physics. Applicants must have knowledge of data structures and algorithms and structured programming in a modern high-level language. Applicants who do not have an adequate background may be required to take the following 500-level graduate course during the first term of the program:

This course is in addition to the required credit hours at the 600 level. Courses at the 500 level, when required, must be completed prior to taking courses at the 600 level. All 500-level courses must be completed with a grade of 'B' or higher to continue in the program. 

The Master of Science in Data Analytics is designed for students with undergraduate majors in computer science, business, information systems, information technology, engineering, mathematics, or physics.

 

The Master of Science in Information Assurance & Cybersecurity degree is designed for students with undergraduate majors in computer science, information systems, information technology, engineering, mathematics, or physics. Applicants must have knowledge of data structures and algorithms, assembly language and computer architecture, structured programming in a modern high-level language, and discrete mathematics. Applicants who do not have an adequate background may be required to take one or more of the following 500-level graduate courses during the first two terms of the student's program:

These are in addition to the required credit hours at the 600 level. Courses at the 500 level, when required, must be completed prior to taking courses at the 600 level. All 500-level courses must be completed with a grade of 'B' or higher to continue in the program.

The Master of Science in Information Technology degree is designed for students with undergraduate majors in science, math, engineering, or business. In addition, applicants must have knowledge of structured programming in a modern high-level language.  Applicants who do not have an adequate background may be required to take the following 500-level graduate course during the first term of the program:

This course is in addition to the required credit hours at the 600 level. Courses at the 500 level, when required, must be completed prior to taking courses at the 600 level. All 500-level courses must be completed with a grade of ‘B’ or higher to continue in the program.

The Master of Science in Information Systems program is designed for students with undergraduate majors in (management) information systems, information technology, business administration, or a related field, having knowledge and significant experience in computer applications. Applicants who do not have adequate backgrounds may be required to take the following 500-level graduate course during the first term of the program: 

MSIT 501 Foundations of Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms 

This course is in addition to the required 30 credit hours at the 600 level. Courses at the 500 level, when required, must be completed prior to taking courses at the 600 level. All 500-level courses must be completed with a grade of 'B' or higher to continue in the program. 

The Master of Science in Technology and Organizational Leadership is designed for students with undergraduate majors in computer science, information systems, information technology, engineering, mathematics, or physics. Applicants must have knowledge of data structures and algorithms and structured programming in a modern high-level language. Applicants who do not have an adequate background may be required to take the following 500-level graduate course during the first term of the program:

MSIT 501 Foundations of Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms

This course is in addition to the required credit hours at the 600 level. Courses at the 500 level, when required, must be completed prior to taking courses at the 600 level. MSIT 501 must be completed with a grade of 'B' or higher to continue in the program.

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