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Prerequisites to Graduate Work

Students entering the master's program should have a background in computer science equivalent to that provided by the core undergraduate curriculum:

  • C or C++ Programming Ability
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Operating Systems
  • User Interface Design and/or Software Engineering
  • Data Structures
  • Computer Organization
  • Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics

The prerequisites may be satisfied by courses taken as an undergraduate, by remedial course work taken while a graduate student, or by substantial practical experience in the computing field. Additional courses in mathematics and statistics are also desirable.