Graduate Education Policies and Procedures apply to this program
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering requires master's degree candidates to complete a program of study consisting of at least 30 semester hours of graduate level computer science courses while maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.0. Graduate courses with grades below B- cannot be applied toward the completion of the graduate degree. With prior approval by the Graduate Committee, a student may substitute up to nine semester hours with graduate mathematics or other engineering courses.
Students in the CSE department are required to have a personal laptop that satisfies the requirements listed on the CSE Laptop Requirement Website.
Data Science in Biomedicine Track
The Data Science in Biomedicine Track is offered under the Computer Science Master of Science degree program for students who choose Plan I - Thesis.
With this new track, students will adopt biomedical applications of data science (as a sample data science application domain) to learn data science methodologies and technologies. Upon successful graduation from the Computer Science MS program under the Data Science in Biomedicine track, students will have an official designation of data science training within their degree, which will help with employment and other opportunities.
The Data Science in Biomedicine Track requires master's degree candidates to complete a program of study consisting of at least 36 semester hours of graduate level computer science courses while maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.0. Graduate courses with grades below B- cannot be applied toward the completion of the graduate degree. In this plan students will take will take three "category A" courses, a minimum of four "category B" courses, six hours of MS thesis and an additional 3 courses of electives from a list of courses related to Biomedical Computing and Informatics, Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, etc.
Adequate Progress Toward MS in Computer Science Degree
Students are expected to finish the MS degree program within five years. Candidates for the MS degree may not get credit for a course taken longer than five years before the date on which the degree is to be granted.
Students who do not enroll for any course work relevant to computer science in a given semester (summer semesters excluded) must supply the Department of Computer Science and Engineering with a written statement describing the reason for the inactivity. Students who are inactive for three consecutive semesters (summer semesters excluded) will be removed from the program, and must re-apply for admission.