Master of Science in Computer & Information Science
The Master of Science program in computer and information science is designed to equip students with a broad understanding of the discipline and a specialization in one of the following areas:
- Software Engineering
- Systems and Architectures
- Algorithms and Theory
- Artificial Intelligence and Modeling
A depth of understanding in the student's program of study is acquired through completion of core courses and electives, appropriately chosen from the graduate catalog.
A total of 33 graduate credit hours are required to complete the M.S. degree. The program also requires a thesis or project (6 credits and 3 credits, respectively, toward the 33 credit total). Many of the graduate courses require a mathematics background that includes one or more of Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, and Linear Algebra. An adequately prepared student may take up to two graduate courses while an undergraduate standing and, in some cases, count them toward the M.S. degree program.
To be considered for admission, all applicants to the MS Computer & Information Science program must possess a baccalaureate degree with a major in computer science or information systems. In addition, a background in mathematics including calculus, discrete mathematics and probability is required. Applicants must generally have an average of B or better (a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
A GRE score of at least 1100 over the quantitative and verbal reasoning portions of the exam is required for consideration. International students requiring the TOEFL or IELTS must score at least 680 on the quantitative portion of the GRE.
Applicants not meeting the above criteria will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants without a CS or IS degree may be admitted conditionally but must demonstrate proficiency in discrete mathematics, computer organization, data structures, and object-oriented programming. This can be achieved in one of two ways for each of the four core areas described:
1. Submit an undergraduate transcript along with the SUNYIT Application for Graduate Admission showing a B grade or higher in each subject area.
2. Address the deficiency by completing the appropriate designated bridge course (CS 500, 502, 503, 505) with a B grade or higher within the first 16 credit hours of SUNYIT graduate work. Bridge courses are intended to provide students with fundamental knowledge in computer science as appropriate and serve to prepare students for advanced coursework. Bridge courses do not count toward the general elective component of the M.S. degree requirements.
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Last updated January 29, 2018