Master of Computer Science Program

Get to Know UsRequirements for Masters DegreeCurrent Students
Prerequisites for the Master's DegreeAdmissions to the Master's DegreeTuition and Out-of-State Fees
Financial InformationCareer ServicesFaculty and Key Contacts

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The professional master of computer science program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus is designed to meet the needs of software professionals. Advance your career and gain a global view of software engineering while building on your technical skills.
GET TO KNOW US
Advance your career with a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Computer Science at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the demand for computer science professionals remains very high. According to their current research, software engineering is the 4th fastest growing occupation in the United States.
  • For several years, 100% of our Gulf Coast computer science graduates have found jobs in the software industry. 

  • Our graduate students are working all over the United States at reputable organizations.

  • Recent graduates are working on latest technologies such as “Cloud Computing, Mobile Apps, Data Base Analysis, etc.”

  • Finally, we offer a well-rounded curriculum in Computer Science with emphasis on applications

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE

A minimum of thirty-three (33) hours of graduate work is required.Of which, at least 21 must be computer science courses (non-thesis/project) numbered 600 or above.In addition, a student will complete either a thesis (6 hours) or a project (3 hours) in computer science.
A comprehensive exam and a cumulative 3.0 GPA are required for graduation.
Basic core, nine hours:

  • CS 623    Analytical Models for Computer Systems  
  • CS 626    Advanced Computer Architecture
  • CSC 638  Advanced Computer Algorithms

Three courses from (extended core):

  • CS 616    Automata, Computability, and Formal languages
  • CSC 620  Formal Methods in Programming Languages
  • CSC 624  Computer Communication Networks and Distributed Processing.
  • CSC 630  Parallel Programming Techniques
  • CSC 632  Artificial Intelligence, and
  • CSC 633  Distributed Database Systems

There are many more interesting graduate courses that are offered such as Expert Systems, Computer Graphics, Mathematical Programming etc.

2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin [PDF]

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR M.S.

 

PREREQUISITES FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE

  • CSC 101-102

  • CSC 203-204

  • CSC 306

  • CSC 307

  • CSC 414

  • 3 courses from the foll: CSC 305, 410, 411, 412, 413, and 415

  • Completion of CSC 513 if the student has not completed CSC 413

  • Mathematics through Calculus II

  • MAT 340 Discrete Math

  • COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR B.S.
 ADMISSIONS TO THE MASTER'S DEGREE
  • Application form - APPLY HERE

  • Official transcripts

  • Official reports of GRE

  • Application fee $50 USD - PAY HERE

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Statement of purpose

  • Resume

  • Financial statement

  • Others: licenses, certifications, awards, etc.

  • Deadlines: Fall (April 1), Spring (September 1)

  • International students only: Submit official transcripts to International Admissions
  • International students only: Submit TOEFL/IELTS scores - Minimum Score Required for TOEFL: 71, IELTS: 6

TUITION AND OUT-OF-STATE GRADUATE FEE

Hours

Tuition

Out-of-State

Total

9

$3372

$4140

$7512/semester

12

$3372

$4140

$7512/semester

 For a detailed table, please visit this Graduate School web page.
 FINANCIAL INFORMATION
  • Funding is available in the form of assistantships (which cover entire tuition)

  • Further, student worker jobs such as graders, lab monitors, etc., are also available

 CAREER SERVICES
  • Can help students with on-campus employment and employment after graduation

  • They host career fairs every semester where local and national companies set up booths to recruit students

  • Several consultants visit our campus throughout the year.

FACULTY AND KEY CONTACTS

Dr. Sumanth Yenduri, Associate Professor of Computer Science
sumanth.yenduri@usm.edu
P: 228.214.3265
Research Interests: software engineering, wireless sensor networks, data imputation, visualization, simulation

Dr. Louise Perkins, Professor of Computer Science
louise.perkins@usm.edu
P: 228.214.3306
Research Interests: algorithms, numerical models, oceanographic modeling, natural language processing

Dr. Tom Rishel, Instructor
tom.rishel@usm.edu
P: 228.214.3283
Research Interests: geographic information systems, natural language processing

Elizabeth Shoemake (International Admissions)

elizabeth.shoemake@usm.edu

P: 601.266.4841, 601.266.5645, F: 601.266.4898

Robin Johnson, Graduate Student Service Coordinator
robin.johnson@usm.edu
P: 228.214.3432, F: 228.214.3431

 

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Mr. Chabli Boler
P: 228.865.4507
chabli.boler@gmail.com

Mrs. Diane Fulton
P: 228.865.4507
diane.t.fulton@nasa.gov

Dr. David Lewis
dlewis@nrlssc.navy.mil
Phone: 228.865.4507

Dr. Sean McCarthy
P: 228.865.4507
sean.mccarthy@nrlssc.navy.mil

Mr. Peter Sakalaukus
P: 601.688.3576
peter.sakalaukus@usm.edu

CURRENT STUDENTS

Manoj Kumar Maddipoti
manoj.maddipoti@eagles.usm.edu
Phone : 812-774-8941

Goriparthi Abhinav Yadav
abhinavyadav.goriparthi@eagles.usm.edu
Phone: 972 251 0080

 Accepted to the Master's program? Read this. [PDF]