Master of Science Applied Computer Science
The TSYS Department of Computer Science offers the Master of Science in Applied Computer Science with four concentrations: Software Development, Cybersecurity, Modelling & Simulation and Traditional.
Requirements for all applicants for admission into the program for the Master of Science in Applied Computer Science include the following:
An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, AND A minimum 2.75 undergraduate cumulative GPA, OR A minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA in the student's undergraduate major, OR Significant experience (as judged by the Computer Science School) in industrial software development as documented by a resume and other appropriate documents, including published papers or patents. Students may be admitted to the program unconditionally or conditionally (provisionally).
Additional requirements for unconditional admission into the MS program include:
An undergraduate major in Computer Science, Applied Computer Science, Computer Information Science / Systems, Computer Engineering or other closely related field from an accredited college or university AND Demonstrated experience in the fundamentals of computer programming and knowledge in the fundamental principles of computer science, as evidenced by either a passing grade of B or better in courses substantially equivalent to CPSC 6105 - Fundamental Principles of Computer Science and Data Structures, and CPSC 6106 - Fundamentals of Computer Programming and Data Structures OR a score of 50th percentile or higher on the GRE computer science test, OR passing tests of programming competency in data structures and other areas of computer science AND A minimum combined score of 900 (pre Nov. 2011) or 290 (after Nov. 2011) on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE. The GRE requirement will be waived for students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher obtained from an accredited institution. Students admitted conditionally to the program must show proficiency in Fundamental Principles of Computer Science (CPSC 6105) and Fundamentals of Computer Programming and Data Structures (CPSC 6106) before being allowed to take any 6*** course for graduate credit in Computer Science.
Students admitted conditionally to the program are required to take and obtain the minimum combined score described above on the Graduate Record Examination within the first semester of initial enrollment at Columbus State University.