College of Letters & Sciences
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Computer Science


Contact Information

Hien Nguyen
Department Chair & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-5170
Jiazhen Zhou 
Graduate Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-5172
Location: Mcgraw 104c 
Sue Roberts
Academic Dept Associate
Phone: 262-472-1666
Location: Mcgraw 104

Degree Requirements

M.S. degree in Computer Science.

Core Courses (Total of 15 units)
COMPSCI 724 - Operating Systems in Practice
COMPSCI 732 - Machine Learning
COMPSCI 733 - Advanced Algorithm Design and Analysis
COMPSCI 766 - Advanced Database
COMPSCI 776 - Advanced Software Engineering

Elective Courses. Select 9-12 units of COMPSCI courses numbered 700 or above from the following list:
COMPSCI 735 - Optimization: Techniques and Applications
COMPSCI 736 - Image Processing and Computer Vision
COMPSCI 762 - Cryptography and Cloud Security
COMPSCI 764 - Cloud Computing
COMPSCI 767 - Big Data and Data Mining
COMPSCI 777 - Software Testing
COMPSCI 778 - Software Specification and Verification
COMPSCI 796 - Special Topics (Repeatable)

Capstone: Select 3-6 total units from:
COMPSCI 789 - Capstone Project
COMPSCI 799 - Thesis Research

Total Units: 30

Students pursuing the M.S. degree in Computer Science may declare either the applied research project option or the thesis option to fulfill their capstone requirement for graduation. Students who choose the thesis option must earn at least 3 units of COMPSCI 799 credit. Students who choose the applied research project option must earn at least 3 units of COMPSCI 789 credit.


College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For
Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Phone: (262) 472-1621

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550

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