Computer Professionals Program
Master of Science in Computer Science

Maharishi University of Management, USA

Graduation Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Computer Science

Computer Science classroom
Computer Science classroom
To graduate with an MS in Computer Science, students must successfully complete all requirements for the master's degree. (Please refer to "Degree Requirements" in "Academic Policies.") Program requirements are:

  1. 40 credits of computer science courses at the 400 level or above (includes 4 credits of CS 401 MPP)
  2. At least 50% of the credits applied to the MS degree must be at the 500-level (five 500-level courses).
  3. At least one of the following must be completed with a grade of "B" or better:
    • CS 435 Algorithms
    • CS 505 Advanced Programming Languages
  4. Must complete at least one systems or analysis courses (DBMS, Security, Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Parallel Programming, Compilers, Software Testing, Big Data Analytics, Systems Analysis, Project Management)
  5. No more than one course can have a grade of C, C+, or C-.
  6. The cumulative grade point average for Computer Science courses must be at least “B” (GPA of 3.0) or higher.
  7. If the master’s thesis option is selected by the student and approved by the faculty, then Master’s Thesis Research (CS 588) with an oral defense may be used to satisfy up to 8 credits.
  8. If, upon admission to the program, the student lacks one of the required mathematics courses, it can be taken to satisfy 4 of the 12 credits of additional computer science course work — if approved by the Department.

NOTE: The Forest Academy requirement for this program is either FOR 500 or FOR 501 in the first semester plus one two-week Forest Academy course for each semester enrolled on campus.

Graduation Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Computer Science, Cooperative Program

To graduate with an MS in Computer Science, Cooperative Program, students must successfully complete all requirements for the master's degree. Program requirements are the same as for the MS in Computer Science program listed above with the following modifications: 44 credits of instruction are required, including,

  • 36 credits of course work corresponding to the MS CS program listed above (includes 4 credits of CS 401 MPP)
  • 8 credits of Practicum (CS 575-CS 579), plus at least 4 other 500-level CS courses

 

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