Master of Science in Computer Science
Blending the analytical, practical and theoretical, the Master's program in Computer Science begins with a solid foundation in computing, information and systems. Students work closely with a faculty in such specialties as communication and networks, telecommunication network design, object-oriented databases for large systems, artificial intelligence, information retrieval systems, and the design and analysis of algorithms.
New York City's status as the world's financial capital, media hub and major center of the software and website development industry provides graduates of this program with wide-ranging career opportunities, often facilitated by internships during the course of study.
Requirements: The Master's Degree requires a total of 30 credits of coursework beyond the bachelor's degree, comprised of 24 credits of coursework and six credits of thesis research. Core courses include Foundations of Computer Science, Computer Language Theory, Computer Elements & Architecture, and Database Systems. Electives include courses in Internet and Web Programming, Bioinformatics, Cluster Computing and Data-Mining. Research facilities include a Beowulf cluster and a Robotics & Computer Vision Lab in addition to other state of the art equipment and software. A B-average (3.0) must be maintained in courses taken for the Master's degree. GSAS Computer Science classes are held at the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. Most of the classes start after 4 p.m. for the convenience of those who work.
Admission: Students with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and an undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0 are eligible to apply. Students without adequate previous coursework in Computer Science may be admitted but required to take additional credits for the degree.
For more information about the application process, click the 'Apply Online' button at the top of the page. For more information about this M.S. program, contact:
Dr. Damian Lyons
Associate Chair for Graduate Programs,
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Phone: (718) 817-4485
CIS Department: (718) 817-4480
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