The Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science program is intended for computer professionals and for people who intend to move into the computer field from other areas of study.
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- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- MET CS 201 Introduction to Programming
- MET CS 231 Programming with C++ or MET CS 232 Programming with Java
- MET CS 248 Discrete Mathematics
- MET CS 341 Data Structures with C++ or MET CS 342 Data Structures with Java
- MET CS 472 Computer Architecture
- Prerequisite courses or evidence of proficiency in programming, discrete mathematics and computer systems must accompany the application to the program. If college-level credit courses are not in evidence, the department will determine what prerequisite courses must be completed in addition to the graduate degree requirements.
- Students are advised to discuss their background in this area with the graduate student advisor in order to determine the best sequence of courses.
- Students who complete the program’s prerequisites at Boston University can earn an Certificate in Computer Science.
- View admissions requirements here
- Students are required to finish the core curriculum and either a concentration or five no concentration electives.
- A minimum passing grade for a course in the graduate program is a C (2.0) but an average grade of B (3.0) must be maintained to be in good academic standing and satisfy the degree requirements.
- MET CS 535 Computer Networks or MET CS 579 Database Management
- MET CS 566 Analysis of Algorithms
- MET CS 575 Operating Systems
- MET CS 662 Computer Language Theory
- MET CS 673 Software Engineering
- Core course waivers for undergraduate & work related experience. Students who have completed courses as part of their undergraduate degree program or have work related experience on core curriculum subjects may request permission from the Department to replace the corresponding core courses with graduate level computer science electives. If a waiver is granted, it is recommended that each replacement course be in the same technical area.
Provides in-depth knowledge of emerging security threats and solutions to prepare technical leaders to identify, develop, and implement highly secure systems and networks that support organizational goals.
And one course selected from the following:
MET CS 599 Biometrics
MET CS 674 Database Security
MET CS 684 IT Security Policies and Procedures
MET CS 693 Digital Forensics and Investigations
MET CS 703 Network Forensics
MET CS 713 Advanced Digital Forensics
MET CS 799 Advanced Cryptography
And one elective selected from the no concentration list
Computer Networks Concentration (5 courses/20 credits)
This concentration offers a broad foundation of information technology, along with an in-depth exploration of computer data communication and modern networking. The Computer Networks concentration provides a comprehensive examination of network design and implementation, network performance analysis and management, network security, and the latest networking technology. The program is designed to empower students with extensive hands-on experience, in order to analyze, design, procure, manage, and implement cutting-edge computer networking solutions and technologies.
MET CS 635 Network Design and Implementation
MET CS 685 Network Design and Management
MET CS 690 Network Security
MET CS 775 Advanced Networking
And one elective selected from the no concentration list
If you are not choosing a concentration, select five courses (20 credits) from the following list with at least three courses at the 600-level or above:
- MET CS 503 Windows .NET Application Programming with C#
- MET CS 504 Green Information Technology
- MET CS 532 Computer Graphics
- MET CS 546 Quantitative Methods for Information Systems
- MET CS 561 Financial Informatics
- MET CS 565 Advanced Java Programming
- MET CS 567 Enterprise Systems with SAP
- MET CS 580 Health Informatics
- MET CS 581 Electronic Health Records
- MET CS 599 Biometrics
- MET CS 601 Web Application Development
- MET CS 632 IT Project Management
- MET CS 633 Distributed Software Development and Management
- MET CS 635 Network Design and Implementation
- MET CS 651 Web Development with .NET
- MET CS 664 Artificial Intelligence
- MET CS 665 Software Design and Patterns
- MET CS 667 Enterprise Java
- MET CS 671 Systems Programming Using UNIX
- MET CS 674 Database Security
- MET CS 683 Mobile Application Development
- MET CS 684 IT Security Policies and Procedures
- MET CS 685 Network Design and Management
- MET CS 689 Designing and Implementing a Data Warehouse
- MET CS 690 Network Security
- MET CS 693 Digital Forensics and Investigations
- MET CS 695 Enterprise Information Security
- MET CS 699 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
- MET CS 701 Rich Internet Application Development
- MET CS 703 Network Forensics
- MET CS 713 Advanced Digital Forensics
- MET CS 751 Web Services
- MET CS 755 Cloud Computing
- MET CS 767 Fuzzy, Expert, Genetic, and Neural Systems
- MET CS 773 Software Quality Management
- MET CS 779 Advanced Database Management
- MET CS 780 Database Administration
- MET CS 783 Enterprise Architecture
- MET CS 789 Cryptography
- MET CS 799 Advanced Cryptography
The following elective must be approved by an advisor:
Masters Thesis Option (8 credits)
This option is to be completed within twelve months. Students majoring in Computer Science may elect a thesis option. This option is available to Master of Science in Computer Science candidates who have completed at least seven courses toward their degree and have a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Students are responsible for finding a thesis advisor and a principal reader within the department. The advisor must be a full-time faculty member; the principal reader may be part-time faculty with a PhD (unless waived by department).
Appreciating the converging nature of management skills and technology, the Computer Science Department has a special relationship with Metropolitan College’s Administrative Sciences and Actuarial Science Departments. Students in either program are able to use 8 credits from one degree toward a second degree, thereby reducing their work on the second degree by two courses. Students must be accepted independently by both departments, but they may request that application materials such as references and transcripts be forwarded from the first program to the second.