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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Computer Science, (Accelerated BS/MS)


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Accelerated B.S./M.S. Program


This program allows outstanding Majors in Computer Science to begin the coursework for the Master of Science in Computer Science while enrolled as undergraduates. Students are encouraged to consult their advisors and begin planning to enter the Accelerated B.S./M.S. program early in their undergraduate study. The 5-year program is designed to save both cost and time as it removes some typical requirements (e.g. taking the GRE exam) in a standard application for our M.S. program.

Applicants to the accelerated program must have met the following requirements:

  • Complete COMP 1900, COMP 2150, COMP 2700, and at least two upper-division COMP courses by the end of the semester of application.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, and a 3.6 GPA for COMP courses.

To be admitted to this program, students must submit a statement of purpose, two reference letters, a copy of their transcript to the Computer Science department office, and pass an interview with the graduate program coordinator in computer science.

The accelerated program allows up to 9 hours of graduate coursework to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. However, any graduate coursework will not apply to the undergraduate GPA.

To continue in the graduate program once the B.S. degree is completed, students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the Computer Science department’s M.S. program. The GRE requirement for graduate admission is waived for students in the accelerated program.

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