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Computer Science

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Curriculum: The Master of Computer Science (MCS) is a non-thesis degree that requires 32 credit hours of graduate coursework.
Students must complete four different courses, from each area, with a grade of B - or higher.

  • Architecture, Compilers, Parallel Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Database, Information Systems
  • Formal Methods, Programming Languages, Software Engineering
  • Graphics/HCI
  • Scientific Computing
  • Systems and Networking

  • Advanced Coursework: 12 credit hours with a grade of C or higher must be computer science courses numbered CS 500 through CS 590 or CD 598.
  • At least 24 credit hours must be taken in computer science courses offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • At most 12 semester credit hours of previous graduate course work may be transferred and apply to the MCS degree requirements
  • Online MCS students have up to 5 years in which to complete the degree.

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