Master of Science
The M.S. degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate level coursework; up to 10 hours can be transferred from other accredited graduate programs. Each new student is assigned a faculty member to serve as an academic adviser. The academic adviser helps students select courses and reviews the student's progress until a major professor is selected.
Must include one course from each of the following areas:
Please see the guidelines for the master of science degree for course details. Students must receive a grade of "B" or better for each course used to satisfy the above requirements.
Non-Thesis/Report Option: Write a major paper, for example, as part of a CIS 8XX course. This option requires 33 credit hours of CIS coursework for a master's degree.
Report Option: Undertake a project that culminates in a written report; one credit hour of CIS 897 and two credit hours of CIS 898 are awarded for the work. Project work from CIS 690 can be applied to the project, subject to the approval of the major professor. This option requires 30 credit hours for a master's degree.
Thesis Option: Perform original research that culminates in a written thesis; six credit hours of CIS 899 are awarded for the work. This option requires 30 credit hours for a master's degree.
Program of Study
The Graduate School requires all Graduate Students to file a Program of Study. This a formal list of courses the student intends to take to fulfill the degree requirements.
- Full-time students- end of second semester
- Part-time students- upon completion of nine credit hours