Graduate Program Information 

 Computer Science Program, M.S. 

The Computer Science Program  for the M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences is designed to add breadth and depth to a typical bachelor’s degree program in computer science. Breadth must be demonstrated in the areas of computer networks, operating systems, algorithms, and databases. Depth must be accomplished in the areas of graphics/interfaces, networks, advanced systems, and data/language paradigms. Overall mastery of the discipline is demonstrated by submission of a master’s thesis.

An academic background in Computer Science is required for entry into the program. Grades of “B” or above are expected in any preparatory course work taken at UNF. Click here for the requirements for this program. 

MS CIS-Computer Science Enrollment Data

MS CIS-Computer Science Graduation Data

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Information Systems Program , M.S.

The Information Systems Program  for the M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences is designed to build upon a bachelor’s degree program in information systems that has substantial content in both software development and business practice. Technical core content provides hands-on software engineering that addresses software life-cycle, database engineering, and project management issues. Business core content is oriented towards e-commerce issues in management, marketing, and finance. Additional technical coursework in software engineering assures depth in one or more additional subject areas. Overall mastery of the discipline is demonstrated by submission of a master’s thesis. 

An academic background in Information Systems is required for entry into the program. Grades of “B” or above are expected in any preparatory course work taken at UNF. Click here for the requirements for this program.

MS Information Systems Enrollment Data

MS Information Systems Graduation Data

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Software Engineering Program, M.S.

The Software Engineering Program  for the M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences is designed to build upon a CIS bachelor’s degree program, which has substantial content in software development. Core content for the program emphasizes hands-on software engineering as practiced in this day and time. Additional coursework in software engineering assures depth in one or more subject areas. Experience in the practice of software engineering is emphasized by participation in a “real-world” supervised group project. Overall mastery of the discipline is demonstrated by submission of a master’s thesis.

An academic background that includes software development principles and techniques is required for entry into the program. Grades of “B” or above are expected in any preparatory course work taken at UNF.

MS Software Engineering Enrollment Data

MS Software Engineering Graduation Data

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Student Outcomes (SOs) 

  1. Demonstrate discipline specific content knowledge, by extending their knowledge and skills in one or more of computer science, software engineering, and information systems.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills, by conducting independent research designed to extend the body of knowledge encompassing computing.
  3. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills, by publishing and presenting the results of their research.

Accelerated BS/MS Computer Science Program

The School of Computing offers an accelerated program which allows students to obtain both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Computer Science in as little as 5 years.

Committed students who are academically motivated can take advantage of this program of study. This program requires a strong background in mathematics and science, including calculus and calculus based physics. 

Unique Program Characteristics:

  • Students interested in the program can begin taking core computer science classes (3000-level) as early as the first semester of their second year.
  • A maximum of 15 credits of approved coursework can be applied toward both degrees.
  • Upon completion of the program (141 credits) students will be awarded both their BS and MS degrees.

Selective Admission:

  • You must apply to the School of Computing for acceptance into this accelerated program during the term in which you will complete the 3000-level computer science required courses, and have at least 60 credit hours towards your BS degree.
  • You must have earned an “A” in at least 3 of the 3000-level required computer science classes, and no less than a “B” in 3 other 3000-level required computer science classes.

Transition to Graduate Program:

  • Prior to earning 120 credit hours, you must successfully complete the General Record Exam (GRE ) with a total verbal and quantitative score of 1000 or higher.
  • You must apply through admissions for acceptance into the graduate computer science program as well as having your GRE scores submitted.

Meet with a School of Computing academic advisor early in your first year at UNF to develop a schedule that will prepare you for admission to this program.

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