Dec 07, 2021  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog

Computer Science, M.S.


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Each M.S. student will have a supervising committee of at least three members appointed. The committee will consist of at least two members of the computer science faculty and at least one non-COSC faculty member.

Program Specific Degree Requirements


Plan A (Thesis)


A total of at least 31 credit hours must be completed. The student must complete a minimum of 27 hours of courses, including the CORE and BREADTH REQUIREMENTS. At least 19 credit hours must be COSC courses. All COSC courses must be at the 5000 level. Courses from other departments, including no more than 6 hours of 4000-level courses, may be included with the approval of the supervising M.S. committee.

Plan A students are required to formally defend their theses before their supervising committees. All defenses must be open and announced at least two weeks in advance. The thesis must be distributed to the committee at least two weeks in advance of the defense. If the student does not pass the defense, the committee will instruct the student as to what needs to be accomplished (and by when) to pass.

Plan B (Non-Thesis)


The student must complete a minimum of 33 hours of courses, including the CORE and BREADTH REQUIREMENTS. At least 22 credit hours must be COSC courses. All COSC courses must be at the 5000 level. Courses from other departments, including no more than 6 hours of 4000-level courses, may be included with the approval of the supervising M.S. committee.

UW Coursework Requirements for M.S. Transfer Students:


M.S. transfer students must complete at least 21 credit hours at the University of Wyoming. At least 12 credits of the CORE & BREADTH REQUIREMENTS must be taken at the University of Wyoming. No more than one class per category of breadth may be counted towards this 12-credit total. The algorithms course credits may be counted toward this 12-credit total.

Summary of Credit Requirements


Plan A


Total Credits: 31 Hours


Plan B


Total Credits: 33 Hours


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