May 21, 2018  
2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog

Computer and Information Science MS


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Requirements


An individual graduate program is arranged by the student with an advisor during the first semester and approved by the student’s Graduate Committee. All students complete three required computer science courses and a master’s project or thesis course. Combined thesis and project credits cannot exceed six.  Elective courses round out the student’s program.

Complete required project or thesis course


  • Student on Project Track must complete  CIS 600 – Master’s Project 3 credits
  • Student on Thesis Track must complete CIS 690 – Master’s Thesis 6 credits

Select six additional CIS 500- or 600-level courses


Courses from another department may be substituted, with prior approval. Students on Project Track select six additional CIS 500- or 600-level courses for 18 credits. Students on Thesis Track select five additional CIS 500- or 600-level courses for 15 credits. Combined thesis and project credits cannot exceed six. 

Total credits: 30


Additional requirements -


  • As many as two undergraduate CIS technical electives may serve as graduate electives, only with prior approval of the Graduate Curriculum Committee. EGR 500 Graduate Internship course will take the place of one 400 level technical elective.
  • No more than 6 credits of coursework taken as a non-degree special student may subsequently be credited toward the graduate degree.
  • Students must meet the university graduate requirement of at least a 3.0 grade point average; only courses graded C or better may count toward the degree.
  • Students doing a Master’s Thesis will make an oral defense on the thesis topic.
  • Students must enroll in and pass CIS 599 Graduate Seminars for two semesters. In order to pass the course, at least 80% attendance rate is required. In addition, a one-page report, which describes at least two seminars attended, must be submitted by the end of each academic semester.

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