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2012-2013 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Computer and Information Science MS

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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 course. Elective courses round out the student’s program.

Complete required project course:

Select six additional CIS 500- or 600-level courses - 18 credits

Approved courses from another department may be substituted. Students approved to do a formal thesis register for CIS 690 Master’s Thesis (3) as one of these elective courses.

Total credits: 30

Additional requirements:

  • As many as two undergraduate CIS technical electives may serve as graduate electives, only with previous approval of the Graduate Curriculum Committee.
  • No more than 9 credits of coursework taken as a non-degree special student may subsequently be credited toward the graduate degree.
  • A written comprehensive Master’s Degree examination based on the three foundation courses. Examination questions will be based on a list of topics and reading lists provided by the Department. This examination will be administered twice a year, once in the middle of May and once in the second part of December.
  • 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 presentation on the thesis topic.

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