2017-2018 Catalog > Graduate Studies > Graduate Academic Programs and Fields of Study > Computer Science, M.S.
Program Director: Aijuan Dong, Ph.D.; firstname.lastname@example.org; 301- 696-3884
The Master of Science in Computer Science is a 33-credit degree program for persons seeking to enhance their professional qualifications and stature through graduate study in computer science. Individuals who graduate from the program will acquire knowledge and develop problem-solving skills that prepare them to hold a variety of scientific and technical positions in the area of computing applications. Graduates will also be prepared for further work at the doctoral level.
All official transcripts and a résumé must be submitted.
For additional admission information, see Graduate Admission.
The prerequisite courses represent background knowledge and skills necessary for successful completion of degree requirements. Some or all of the prerequisite courses may be waived by the program director, based upon an analysis of the student’s previous work. A student holding a baccalaureate degree in computer science will normally be granted exemption from, but not graduate credit for, all prerequisite courses.
A student must complete 33 credits beyond prerequisite courses, including 15 credits of Core requirements. The Core courses represent the general body of knowledge and skills that all students in the program are expected to master.
Students must complete 18 credits of elective work, which may include a 6-credit thesis (CS 580), 6-credit field work project (CS 585) or a 6-credit software engineering project (CS 595). All elective courses must be chosen from CS or CSIT prefixed coursework.
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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