Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Florida Tech Catalog 
2023-2024 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, M.S.

Major Code: 8071 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom  Admission Status: Graduate
Admission Materials: Letters of recommendation, GRE, résumé/CV, objectives, transcripts Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

This program offers a student the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in various areas of computer science. The program is designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in computer science and provides a solid preparation for those who may pursue a doctorate. Master’s students are encouraged to concentrate their studies in research areas of interest to faculty in the department.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have taken courses in differential and integral calculus, discrete mathematics, statistics and data structures and algorithms, as well as at least 12 semester credit hours of advanced coursework in undergraduate computer science. Admission may be granted with the stipulation that deficiencies are made up by taking the necessary extra courses. GRE scores (General Test only) are required. Students with English language deficiencies are only permitted to enroll in a restricted set of academic courses.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Computer Science requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of approved graduate study. Students are encouraged to complete and successfully defend a thesis. Students who decide not to write a thesis must pass a final program examination. 


Summary of Degree Requirements


Electives are selected from computer science, cybersecurity or software engineering courses (CSE, CYB or SWE) numbered 5000 or above. With approval from the academic advisor, courses from other disciplines can be counted toward the program requirements.

Seminar or Internship

Must be passed twice in any combination:

Final Program Examination Option

  • Final program examination

Thesis Option

Total Credits Required: 30