Computer Science

College of Engineering and Mines
Department of Computer Science

B.S., B.S./M.S., M.S. Degrees; Minor

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Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

Computer science is the study of information handling and its application to the problems of the world. Computing is widely used in support of activities in science, engineering, business, law, medicine, education and the social sciences.

The M.S. degree follows the recommendations of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers. The program provides breadth and depth in course work and culminates with a major unifying project. This program is available to students who have completed a B.S. degree in computer science at most institutions. Students from other universities who have completed a substantial portion of a bachelor’s level computer science program may be admitted to the M.S. program. In such cases, undergraduate courses may be required to remedy deficiencies.

For admission to the M.S. computer science program, the GRE general and computer science subject exam is required.

M.S. Degree

  1. Complete the UAF admission process including the following:
    1. Submit GRE general and computer science subject exam scores.
    2. For teaching assistantship consideration, foreign applicants whose native language is not English must submit a TOEFL score of at least 600.
    3. The department gives preference to applicants who also submit results of the Test of Spoken English.
  2. Complete the general university requirements.
  3. Complete the master's degree requirements.
  4. Complete the following:
    CS F600--Professional Software Development--4 credits
    CS F601--Algorithms, Architecture and Languages--4 credits
    CS F690--Graduate Seminar and Project--3 credits
    CS F691--Graduate Seminar and Project--3 credits
    Approved electives--16 credits
  5. Minimum credits required 30 credits