Degree Requirements

The Masters of Science in Computer Science & Software Engineering requires completion of 45 credits of graduate level coursework from the Computing & Software System Program. Part-time students should plan on enrolling in 5 credits per quarter; full-time students should plan on taking 10 credits per quarter.

 

Thesis Option

(45 total credits)

The following is a complete list of degree requirements for the MSCSSE degree for students following the thesis option. These requirements include all possible curriculum options. If you have questions about these requirements, contact the CSS Advisor.

  • 15 credits of CSS core coursework, one from each group: Design, Development & Foundations (see current list by contacting the Graduate Advisor)
  • 10 credits minimum of CSS 700 (thesis coursework)
  • 20 credits minimum of combined of CSS 500-level, 600, or approved 400-level courses
    • A maximum of 6 credits of CSS 600: Independent Study or Research may be counted towards degree requirements
    • A maximum of 15 credits total of CSS 590: Special Topics
    • A maximum of 10 credits of CSS 400-level courses may be counted towards degree requirements
    • Pending BOTH departmental and graduate school approval, students may include up to 5 credits of graduate-level transfer credits from accredited outside institutions; a minimum grade of 3.0 in each transfer course is required. 
  • Not more than 12 UW Graduate Matriculated credits may be counted (courses in the Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development cannot be counted towards any MSCSS degree requirements)
  • No more than 12 credits derived from any combination of UW Graduate Non-matriculated credits and transfer credits can be applied.
  • Minimum grade of 2.7 in each course required to count towards degree requirements.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 required to graduate.

Project Option

(45 total credits)

The following is a complete list of degree requirements for the MSCSSE degree for students following the project option. These requirements include all possible curriculum options. If you have questions about these requirements, contact the CSS Advisor.

  • 15 credits of CSS core coursework one from each group: Design, Development & Foundations (see current list by contacting the CSS Graduate Advisor)
  • Grade of 2.7 or higher in CSS 595,
  • Grade of 2.7 or higher in CSS 596
  • 20 credits minimum combined of CSS 500-level, 600, or approved 400-level courses
    • A maximum of 6 credits of CSS 600: Independent Study or Research may be counted towards degree requirements
    • A maximum of 15 credits total of CSS 590: Special Topics
    • A maximum of 10 credits of CSS 400-level courses may be counted towards degree requirements
    • Pending BOTH departmental and graduate school approval, students may include up to 5 credits of graduate-level transfer credits from accredited outside institutions; a minimum grade of 3.0 in each transfer course is required.
  • Minimum grade of 2.7 in each course required to count towards degree requirements.
  • No more than 12 credits derived from any combination of UW Graduate Non-matriculated credits and transfer credits can be applied.
  • Not more than 12 UW Graduate Matriculated credits may be counted (courses in the Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development cannot be counted towards any MSCSS degree requirements.)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 required to graduate.

 


 

 

 

 

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Have Questions?

For questions on any of this information, or other matters, please contact the CSS Graduate Advisor.

(425) 352-3494
mjewell@uwb.edu