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    University of Memphis
  Feb 24, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, (MS)

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Master of Science

Admission Requirements

  1. GRE scores are required and are an important factor for admission;
  2. Two letters of recommendation;
  3. An undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  4. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL, or 6 on IELTS (for students whose native language is not English).
  5. Statement of purpose


  1. One year (8 credit hours) of calculus and one semester (3 credit hours) of linear algebra (Students without the calculus and/or linear algebra prerequisites will be considered on an individual basis and if admitted must correct the deficiency within the first semester.)
  2. Satisfactory completion of the following courses (or their equivalents): COMP 1900, 2150, 3410, and 2700. (None of these courses may be used to fulfill degree requirements.)

Program Requirements

Satisfactory completion of 33 credit hours of graduate course work approved by the department, as follows:

At least 28 credit hours must be from the 7/8000 level, including:

Core Requirement:

These courses must be completed within the first 27 hours of credit in the program unless approved by the student’s advisor. At least three of these courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better.


Theses must follow the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide.

Obtain a passing grade on a comprehensive examination approved by the department


Students who are requesting credit transfer from another graduate program must submit an application during the student’s first semester in the program. The application will be evaluated by the student’s advisor and the graduate coordinator to determine the number of credits that can be transferred towards completion of the degree requirements. The number of credit hours transferred is limited by the Graduate School.

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