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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin
Appalachian State University
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Computer Science - Foundations Concentration, MS

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Program Code: MS_224F

CIP Code: 11.0701

Program of Study for the Master of Science in Computer Science

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores; undergraduate course work in: Advanced programming in a high-level language; Discrete mathematics; Introductory theoretical computer science; Data structures; Assembly language; Computer architecture; Calculus (two semesters); Matrix or linear algebra; Calculus-based probability and/or statistics.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet or exceed the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Location: On Campus

Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Computer Science

Concentration Requirements (9 Hours)

9 hours of graduate elective courses related to a theme and approved by the program director

Thesis Option (15 Hours)

Choose One:

With Thesis (15 Hours)

Without Thesis (15 Hours)

Other Requirements for the MS in Computer Science

  • Thesis: Optional
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required for thesis option; awarded upon approval of thesis committee and prospectus
  • Comprehensive: A grade of B- or less in any of the required courses listed above requires passing a separately administered examination for the course; an oral defense of the thesis or project is also required
  • Product of Learning: Not required

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