Villanova Department of Computing Sciences

CS MS Program Requirements

The degree requirements are made up of ten 3-credit courses.

Please review the prerequisites to this program prior to applying. Follow the application guidelines when applying.

Required Courses for the M.S. Degree in Computer Science:

CSC 8000 Foundations of Algorithms and Data Structures
CSC 8301 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
CSC 8310 Linguistics of Programming Languages
CSC 8400 Computer Systems
CSC 8510 Theory of Computability

Plus five elective courses approved for the Computer Science M.S. degree.

Note that the electives include the thesis course (CSC 9030), which is designed to extend the Grand Challenges course work into a full master's thesis. This is an attractive option for students considering further graduate education.

Students may choose to participate in the practicum track that adds a 1-credit course (CSC 8990) to the requirements. This track requires work experience in a related field.

More Information:

Elective Courses
Grand Challenges
Practicum Course