M.A. degree program in computer science
HEGIS code 0701
NYS SED program code 77202

Program Heads

Office Hours
Whitlock, Paula Graduate Deputy 718.951.5000 x2069 1212 Ingersoll Hall whitlock @ brooklyn.cuny.edu call/email for appointment


Admission Requirements

The program is no longer accepting new applications for Fall 2016 for the following reason: The program has closed application for Fall 2016.

Department Computer And Information Science
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline November 1st
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, two letters of recommendation. Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 525, 195, 70


Matriculation requirements
Applicants are expected to have the equivalent of at least 15 credits in computer and information science and related areas, including all of the following: knowledge of a high-level computer language (preferably C++ or Java), knowledge of assembly language and computer architecture, a course in discrete structures, a course in data structures, and a course in calculus. Students who do not have all of these requirements can be accepted with the condition that they complete these courses at the undergraduate level.

General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."

Degree requirements
Thirty credits are required for the degree. Students must maintain at least a B (3.00) average.

Students must complete 30 credits in courses numbered 7000 and above, including at least three courses labeled with an asterisk (*) and at least one course from each of the following five groups:

1. Computer and Information Science 7310X, 7312X, 7110X, 7120X, 7124X, 7132X;
2. Computer and Information Science 7200X, 7210X, 7212X, 7214X;
3. Computer and Information Science 7410X, 7412X, 7510X, 7512X, 7610X, 7414X, 7620X, 7500X;
4. Computer and Information Science 7422X, 7220X, 7221X, 7224X, 7228X;
5. Computer and Information Science 7302X, 7330X, 7360X, 7332X, 7334X.

Up to 10 credits in courses in other departments may be substituted, with the permission of the graduate deputy chairperson.

Graphics/Multimedia concentration: Students who wish to have a concentration in graphics/multimedia should take any three of the following courses as part of their program in satisfying the degree requirements: Computer and Information Science 7610X, 7620X, 7622X, 7630X, 7640X, 7642G, 7650X.

Students must complete one of the following: (a) Computer and Information Science 7990G and a thesis acceptable to the department; no more than 6 credits in thesis research may be counted toward the degree; or (b) pass a written comprehensive examination.

As an exception to the general college rule, the comprehensive examination in the Department of Computer and Information Science may be taken in the term preceding the one in which the student will complete all course requirements for the degree. However, all other college regulations concerning the comprehensive examination still apply. Students are strongly advised to take advantage of this exception and to take the comprehensive examination in the earlier semester.