- Grade Requirements: An MSCS student must complete all program courses, including electives, with a grade of “B-” or higher. In addition, the overall program GPA must be 3.0 or higher.
- Credit Hour Requirements: The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
- Program Code: 8023MS
- CIPC: 110701
Once enrolled, a student must register for at least one MSCS course each semester, except summers, until graduation. Students who fail to do so must petition for readmission into the program.
Applicants for admission into the Master of Science in Computer Science program must possess a bachelor’s degree or be in the final stage of completing the degree. An overall GPA of 3.25 is required from the undergraduate program in which the bachelor’s degree is earned.
Applicants will submit:
- Completed application.
- Current resume.
- Official transcripts from every institution of higher education attended.
- Scores from the GRE. NOTE: Individuals who have already completed a graduate-level program and are well into established careers in a related field may be admitted without the GRE requirement, based on admission committee approval.
- Contact information for three references, at least one from a professional context and one from an academic context.
Additional Admission Requirements for International Students
All international students and any applicant educated outside the U.S. must demonstrate proficiency in English. Those whose native language is not English, or whose language of instruction for their undergraduate degree was not English, will be required to submit a score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International Language Testing System (IELTS) which is not more than two years old. Applicants are required to have an internet-based TOEFL score of 79-80 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.
The application for admission to the Master of Science in Computer Science program must be submitted online. Official transcripts from each institution of higher education attended and all test scores must be sent directly to the WSU School of Computing.
Deadlines for application are October 15, for students enrolling in spring semester and March 15, for students enrolling in fall semester. Completed applications are considered by the Admissions Committee after each application deadline
For issues regarding admissions, registration, and scheduling, students should contact the Graduate Enrollment Director. For questions concerning academic advisement, the primary source of contact is the MSCS Program Director. Students should meet with the director at least once a year while enrolled.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of math, science and engineering.
- Demonstrate the ability to design a system, component or process.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and solve computer science problems.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply master’s level knowledge to the specialized area of computer science.