Master of Science in the Field of Applied Computer Science
This program has a fall 2021 start date.
The master of science in applied computer science (ACS) program is designed to be accessible to those without a significant background in computing or mathematics who are interested in practical, hands-on skills for careers in software and information technology. The program focuses on core technical areas, such as databases and networks, for well-established software and information technology careers. Students without the equivalent coursework in the gateway to computer science graduate certificate should consider completing that certificate before entering the MS-ACS program.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 3 credits in required coursework and 27 credits in elective courses.
|CSCI 6116||Advanced Application Development|
|27 credits in elective courses, as approved by the advisor. If a student completes the gateway to computer science graduate certificate before beginning the MS program, credit for CSCI 6004 may be counted toward this program as well. Other graduate CSCI courses may be approved by the advisor. The advisor also may approve up to 6 credits of coursework taken outside the department if a compelling case can be made for such coursework.|
|Suggested elective options|
|CSCI 4237||Software Design for Handheld Devices|
|CSCI 6004||Introduction to Web Development|
|CSCI 6231||Software Engineering|
|CSCI 6114||Introduction to Computer Systems and Systems Programming *|
|CSCI 6418||Unix Systems Administration|
|CSCI 6431||Computer Networks|
|CSCI 6441||Database Management Systems|
|CSCI 6451||Information Retrieval Systems|
|CSCI 6532||Information Policy|
|CSCI 6561||Design of Human–Computer Interface|
|CSCI 6562||Design of Interactive Multimedia|
|*Students cannot receive credit toward the degree for both CSCI 6011 and CSCI 6114.|