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In the digital age, nearly all occupations require more understanding of computing technology, data analysis, and computational thinking. In response to this need we are extending the advanced degree program in computing to help you be prepared for a career benfiting from digital competency.

Starting in fall of 2018, we will extend the coverage of the advanced degree program to allow an interdisciplinary 5 year program that combines any undergraduate major and the MS in Computing. Our entrance requirements for the MS in Computing have always been courses (or equivalent experience) in a modern programming language and data structures and algorithms. Any undergraduate who gains this experience is eligible for the modified advanced degree option. Details will be published in the 2018-2019 edition of the bulletin when it becomes available.

This option provides the opportunity to combine the knowledge from your undergraduate degree with advanced technical knowledge about data and analysis to become an interdisciplinary scholar.

There are two important features of this program.

12 course credits count toward both undergraduate and graduate degrees

As an undergraduate, you can take up to 12 credits of graduate courses that will apply to the MS in Computing. This can include up to six "out-of-prgram" graduate courses in a discipline of choice, for example, you undergrad major. The department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, and many others offer 5000-level and 6000 level courses that you can take to fulfill the requirements of the undergraduate degree. Under the advanced degree program, these course will count to both the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.

ONLINE MS is Computing within one additional year of study

After completing the undergraduate degree, you will take 24 credits in courses related to computer science, information technology, computer engineering, and informations systems, which are the five disciplines that constitute the study of computing. This can include courses in data science, AI, or applied statistics. Since we have numerous offerings in the summer term, you can compete the 24 credits by attending one summer term and two additional semesters.

All of our computing courses are delivered via Distance Learning; most are also offered in the classroom; you get to choose where you live or travel while you complete the degree. With our Practicum option, you can be working full-time in the spring term after your undergrad graduation.

Students with qualifying academic records can apply to the Graduate School for admission into the MS in Computing program after their sophomore year.

To find out more about the MS in Computing program, follow this link


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Summer Research Experience

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science hosts a Summer Research Experience (REU) for Undergraduates. This program provides undergraduates with an intensive, faculty-mentored, summer research experience in the areas of applied mathematics, high-performance computing, statistics, ubiquitous systems and mathematics education. Learn more