The Master of Science in computer science is offered only to students working toward the Ph.D. in computer science. Students who are interested primarily in a master's degree and who do not intend to pursue a more advanced degree should apply to the Master of Computer Science (M.C.S.) program.

Current and prospective graduate students should consult the Computer Science Graduate Handbook, available from the department's office and its website. The handbook provides detailed information about specific degree requirements, such as required courses, examinations, and dissertation requirements.

Students should view the requirements for the Ph.D. in Computer Science program since the M.S. is offered only to students working toward the Ph.D. in computer science.

The Department of Computer Science does not admit students to the Master of Science degree program; only to the Master of Computer Science (M.C.S.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programs. Students who are interested primarily in a master's degree and who do not intend to pursue a more advanced degree should apply to the Master of Computer Science (M.C.S.) program.