Graduate Program Goals

Students who complete the MS in Computer Science program ...

  • will have produced an independent research* project or written a master's thesis.
  • will have critically examined a body of current, published research in computer science.
  • will have demonstrated proficiency in the presentation of technical information, both oral and written.
  • will have developed a perspective that reflects both theory and application.
  • will be prepared to (a) gain admission to Ph.D. programs, (b) work as professionals within the computing industry, or (c) teach computer science courses.
  • will have assimilated values and standards important to the profession.

* "Graduate research" is a process of directed independent investigation or discovery driven by a narrowly focused question and sustained by a well-defined procedure capable of generating an answer to that question.