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    California State University, Los Angeles
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
Semester Catalog 2017-2018

Computer Science, M.S.


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Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a closely related field with overall GPA of 3.0 or better to be considered for conditional admission. A promising applicant with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 may be admitted  as a special action student. Special action students must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 for four qualifying courses as approved in advance by the department. Prerequisite courses may be required for non-CS students or for students from non-ABET accredited CS programs.
The MSCS degree requires completion of  30-33 units as described in (I) through (II) below. No more than 6 units of acceptable post-baccalaureate course work completed prior to entrance into classified standing may be included in the master’s degree program.

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(I) Breadth Requirement (9 units)


Select one course each from three of the following five areas of study.

(II) Choose one of the following two options:


Option 1: Thesis/Project Option


With the approval of the CS advisor, choose 18 units of 4000/5000 level courses with a minimum of 9 units from 5000 level courses.

Option 2: Comprehensive Option


With the approval of the CS advisor, choose 24 units of 4000/5000 level courses with a minimum of 12 units from 5000 level courses.

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