GRADUATE PROJECT OPTION
The standard curriculum for the MS in Computer Science consists of 30 hours of course work including six hours of work
toward completing a thesis (CSC 798 and CSC 799). There is a project option where a student will complete 30 hours of
course work plus the Master's Project course (CSC 795).
No more than nine credits of 500-level courses may be used to satisfy the course requirements.
All graduate students must take the Required Core Courses.
The following is the exception to this rule:
EXCEPTION: If a student has already taken one of the Core Curriculum Courses at the undergraduate level and earned
a B+ or better, that student may request a waiver for that core requirement from the Graduate Director. Any waiver
will not allow credit to be granted for such a course; therefore the student will be required to take the
requisite number of credits to satisfy the requirements for the degree.
The Master's Project will be expository writing giving
a complete state-of the art status of a computer science problem.
Although the objectives of a project are similar to a thesis, it
will be the intent of the project to replicate known solutions,
understand and propose additional possible solutions, and to demonstrate
these solutions in some form. It is expected that the student will
demonstrate good computer science research methodology and with
projects involving the building of software products, the student
will practice good software engineering methodologies.
The student must choose a project director. The student will present
a written proposal for approval by the Graduate Committee within
two weeks after the beginning of the Masters Project course. He/she
will provide a public presentation of the project. The student will
provide access to the project paper to the public at least two weeks
before the presentation. After the student completes the project
editing process, the project director and another member of the
Graduate Committee will evaluate the project and present the paper
to the Graduate Committee.