Computer Science Degree Requirements
In addition to the general requirements for the MS degree that are established by the University, students must satisfy the following set of requirements:
- The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate level work. At least 20 credit hours must be earned in residence at Clarkson. Each student’s program of study must be approved by an advisory committee.
- Students who are not fully prepared to pursue graduate work in computer science may be required to take the course CS511 Foundations in Computer Science. In addition, students with very little or no background in computer science may be required to take undergraduate computer science courses, for which graduate credit will not be given.
- Two options are available for the MS in Computer Science, thesis-based and project-based. Below is a side-by-side comparison of the programs.