Computer Science M.S. (Online)

Degree Requirements: 30 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

Domestic Candidates: (Choose Option A or Option B)

Option A
  1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or in a related field (Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering, etc.) from an accredited program.
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or its equivalent.
  3. Submit a General GRE score.
Option B
  1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or in a related field (Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering, etc.).
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.4/4.0 or its equivalent.
  3. Have at least two years of relevant professional experience (employment) in computing.
  4. Submit a General GRE score.

International Candidates

  1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or in a related field (for example, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering, etc.)
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or its equivalent.
  3. Submit a General GRE score.
  4. Submit a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based) The TOEFL will be waived for international applicants who have graduated from a U.S. College or University.

Provisional Admission

Applicants who meet most (but not all) of the Regular admission requirements may be admitted on a Provisional basis. Applicants granted Provisional admission must earn grades of “B” or higher in the courses taken under the Provisional admission status. Any other conditions of Provisional admission will be stated in the admission letter. Applicants with such admission status may take graduate-level courses counting toward the M.S. degree requirements. It is every student's responsibility to satisfy his or her conditions of admission as soon as possible after acceptance. Prerequisites for provisionally admitted students consist of online versions of the following undergraduate courses:

Credit Hours
CSCI   1301Programming Principles I4
CSCI   3230Data Structures3
CSCI   3232Systems Software3

Non-Degree

Applicants who have a high number of deficiencies may be granted Non-Degree admission to the College of Graduate Studies to take a limited number of graduate level courses.

Program of Study

The graduate student and the graduate advisor shall develop a Program of Study that consists of 30 credits of graduate course work, including 9 credits of core courses, 9 credits in a concentration area and either 9 credits of elective classes at the 7000 level with 3 credits of Research Project in Computer Science (CSCI   7899) (project option) or 6 credits of elective classes at the 7000 level with 6 credits of Thesis (CSCI   7999) (thesis option).

General Requirements

Credit Hours
Core Requirements
CSCI   7130Artificial Intelligence - Theory and Application3
CSCI   7132Database Systems Design-Theory and Application3
CSCI   7136Distributed Web Systems Design - Theory and Application3
Area of Concentration
Database and Knowledge Systems
CSCI   7431Distributed Database Systems3
CSCI   7434Data Mining3
CSCI   7435Data Warehousing3
Electives
Select one of the following:3
Selected Topics in Computer Science
Any CEIT 7XXX courses from any department of the college (with approval)
Project Option (during the last semester)
CSCI   7899Research Project in Computer Science3
Thesis Option (not in the same semester)
CSCI   7999Thesis6
Total Credit Hours30

Students with GPA over 3.8 are encouraged to take the Masters Thesis option.

Advisement

Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology
Department of Computer Sciences
Dr. Muralidhar Medidi
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 7997
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-5898
E-mail: MSCS@georgiasouthern.edu.