Mar 25, 2023  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Master of Science in Computer Science


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Students pursuing the M.S. in computer science must complete at least ten graduate-level courses of 3 or 4 semester hours each. At least eight of the ten required courses must be in the Department of Computer Science. Students must obtain prior departmental approval to apply courses not offered by the Department of Computer Science to their programs of study.

For students who write a master’s thesis, 6 semester hours of CSCI 699 will count as two of the ten courses required.

A program of study designed by the student and the adviser must be approved by the Department of Computer Science.

All students must pass a comprehensive examination, and must be enrolled for at least 2 semester hours of credit in the semester in which the exam is taken. Students who fail the examination may, with permission of the department, repeat it once.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.

The student learning outcomes for this degree are located at http://www.niu.edu/assessment/clearinghouse/outcomes/index.shtml.

Required Courses (15-17)


Students must complete two two-semester areas of study, as indicated below (12-14):


Contracted Area


Two courses of at least 3 semester hours each, designated by the Director of Graduate Studies in consultation with the student and a supervising faculty member.

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