|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:
Three courses from (extended core):
CS 616 3.0 Automata, Computability, and Formal languages
CS 623 3.0 Analytical Models for Computer Systems
CS 626 3.0 Advanced Computer Architecture
CSC 620 - Formal Methods in Programming Languages
CSC 624 - Computer Communication Networks and Distributed Processing.
CSC 630 - Parallel Programming Techniques
CSC 632 - Artificial Intelligence
CSC 633 - Distributed Database Systems, and
CSC 638 - Advanced Computer Algorithms
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
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 reports of GRE
Application fee $50 USD - PAY HERE
Three letters of recommendation
Statement of purpose
Others: licenses, certifications, awards, etc.
Deadlines: Fall (April 1), Spring (October 1)
- International students only: Submit official transcripts to International Admissions
- International students only: Submit TOEFL/IELTS scores - Minimum Score Required for TOEFL: 71, IELTS: 6.5
TUITION AND OUT-OF-STATE GRADUATE FEE
| 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
Funding will be distributed strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis (and merit, of course)
| 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
Research Interests: software engineering, wireless sensor networks, data imputation, visualization, simulation
Dr. Louise Perkins, Professor of Computer Science
Research Interests: algorithms, numerical models, oceanographic modeling, natural language processing
Dr. Tom Rishel, Instructor
Research Interests: geographic information systems, natural language processing
Elizabeth Shoemake (International Admissions)
P: 601.266.4841, 601.266.5645, F: 601.266.4898
Robin Johnson, Graduate Student Service Coordinator
P: 228.214.3432, F: 228.214.3431
Mr. Chabli Boler
Mrs. Diane Fulton
Mr. Peter Sakalaukus
Dr. Sean McCarthy
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