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Computer Science

Contact Information

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

Admission Requirements

Students with all backgrounds are welcome to apply. Applicants must meet all requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, including the minimum undergraduate GPA requirement (at least 2.75/4.00 overall or 2.90/4.00 during the last half of the degree).

Applicants must also complete the following undergraduate courses or their equivalents before completing the Master's degree:

1. data structure and at least one lower-level programming courses (this requirement may be waived for students with substantial job-related programming experience),
2. discrete mathematics or discrete structures,
3. one semester of calculus,
4. computer organization, and  
5. introduction to algorithms 

Students may be admitted to the program with deficiencies" (prerequisites not yet completed). Identified deficiency items 1-4 must be removed prior to enrollment in any graduate coursework. Identified deficiency item 5 must be removed prior to enrollment in coursework beyond the first twelve (12) credits. Courses taken to remove deficiencies may be at the undergraduate or graduate level. Credits earned to remove deficiencies will not count toward the degree requirements for the Master of Science in Computer Science.

Because of limited space in the program, some applicants who meet the minimum requirements may not be accepted. We consider all application materials when deciding which applicants to admit.

Are you an international student with a three year degree?

We have a bridge certificate program to allow you to enter the MSCS plan quickly and efficiently.

Bridge Certificate PDF link

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