Jan 27, 2020  
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Computer Science, (MS)

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Master of Science

Admission Requirements

  1. GRE scores.
  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. A 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 may be admitted on an individual basis, but any deficiency must be corrected within their first semester.)
  2. Satisfactory completion of the following courses (or their equivalents): COMP 1900, 2150, 2700, and 3410 (None of these courses may be used to fulfill degree requirements).

Program Requirements

Satisfactory completion of 33 credit hours of graduate course work and a passing grade on a comprehensive examination, both approved by the department. The course work must include the core requirements and either a Master’s project or a Master’s thesis. At least 27 credit hours of course work must be from the 7/8000 level and at most 6 of the hours may be from any combination of COMP 6901 , COMP 6911  , COMP 7901 , COMP 7980  and/or COMP 7996 .


Students must maintain a GPA of at least a 3.0 to continue in the program.


Students who are requesting credit transfer from another graduate program must submit an application during the first semester in the program. The application will be evaluated by the student’s advisor and the graduate coordinator in order to determine the number of credits that can be transferred towards completion of the degree requirements. Courses from other departments may also be used to satisfy degree requirements, if relevant and approved by the academic advisor prior to enrollment in the courses. The number of credit hours transferred is limited by the Graduate School.

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