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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, M.S.

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(30 units)

Admission to Graduate Standing - Conditionally Classified

Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. Please consult the Graduate Admissions  section in this catalog for complete information. Any deficiencies must be made up.

Classified Graduate Standing

Achievement of this status requires the following:

1. approval of a formal study plan (see description below) by the Computer Science Graduate Committee and the Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research (or designee);
2. satisfactory completion of no more than nine units on the study plan;
3. satisfactory completion of the following courses or equivalents, including prerequisites - CPSC 121 , CPSC 131 , CPSC 240 , CPSC 323 , CPSC 335 , CPSC 351 , CPSC 362  and MATH 270A ,MATH 270B , MATH 338 ; and
4. competency in written communication in English must be demonstrated by a passing score on the California State University Examination in Writing Proficiency. The requirement must be satisfied before the student can be classified and before 500-level courses may be attempted. The student who fails to pass the EWP test may complete CPSC 311  with a “B” (3.0) or better as an alternative to the EWP requirement.

The courses provide an adequate basis for graduate work, while not unfairly precluding admission of persons without a bachelor’s degree in computer science.These courses have prerequisites, and students without preparation in a closely related degree may have additional work to complete. Refer to the catalog descriptions for prerequisites of each course deficiency.

Students with knowledge equivalent to any or all of these prerequisite courses are encouraged to satisfy such prerequisites by advanced placement examinations. Consult a Computer Science graduate adviser for further information.

Study Plan

Prior to admission to classified graduate standing in Computer Science, each student, with the aid of a Computer Science graduate adviser, shall prepare and submit for approval by the Computer Science Department graduate committee a formal study plan consisting of 400-level and graduate coursework.

Electives (15 units)

Nine of the 15 units must be at the 500 level.

At least 15 of the total units shall represent courses offered by the Department of Computer Science. Courses offered by other disciplines, not listed here, and related to the student’s objectives in Computer Science may be approved by petition to the Department of Computer Science.

Additional Information

All coursework in the study plan must be completed with a GPA of at least 3.0.

Graduate Student Advisement

The graduate program adviser provides overall supervision of the graduate program. The individual student chooses an adviser for the thesis or project from the Computer Science Department’s full-time faculty on the basis of the student’s particular interests and objectives.

Total (30 units)

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