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Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters)
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Requirements for the Master of Science in Computer Science degree may be met through one of two options: Thesis Option (Option I) or Course Only Option (Option II). The Thesis Option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours and the Course Only Option requires a minimum of 36 credit hours. The Thesis Option allows for maximum flexibility in choosing elective courses. This option allows the student to concentrate on a particular field or area of computer science. The Course Only Option allows for flexibility in choosing elective courses but requires the student to take at least two electives from each of the three elective concentration tracks. The concentration tracks are Software and Programming, Data Sciences, and Cyber Science.
Core Courses (9 credit hours)
Requirements for Option I – Thesis Option:
Minimum number of credit hours: 30
Requirements for Option II – Course Option:
Minimum number of credit hours: 36
Electives are chosen by the student but are subject to approval by the student’s graduate faculty advisor. For the Thesis Option, electives should be taken that will support the student’s thesis. For the Course Only Option, students must obtain breadth by taking electives across different areas of computer science, and must take at least two courses from each of the concentration tracks. Electives not listed in the concentration tracks may also be taken to fulfill remaining credit hours.
No more than six hours of approved electives may come from courses taken at another university or from outside of computer science. Credit from a master’s degree earned at another institution will not be applied to a second master’s degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. A maximum of six hours of approved Directed Independent Study may count toward the MS degree.
A. Software and Programming
B. Data Science
C. Cyber Science
Postgraduate Program Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters) $12252
Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester) $6126
Direct Admission (2 semesters/9 credits each) Business: $11,759 Engineering/Computer Science: $12,126
Estimated Room & Board $15,029 - $20,004