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

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Cox, James Associate Professor 718.951.5000 x2047 2112c Ingersoll Hall cox @ sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu call/email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Computer and Information Science
Fall Application Deadline March 1st - Rolling Admission
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - Rolling Admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php)

2. Two letters of recommendation.

3. 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.


REQUIRED TESTS:

I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.


Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A
Examinations

 

These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2022 semester.
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Matriculation requirements

Applicants are expected to have the equivalent of at least 15 credits in computer and information science and related areas, including 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 these requirements can be accepted with the condition that they complete these courses at the undergraduate level.

Students in the health informatics track must also have 18 credits in health or science related courses. Calculus can be waived for this concentration.

General matriculation and admission requirements 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.

Up to 10 credits in courses in other departments may be substituted, with the permission of the graduate deputy chairperson. There are three tracks: Computation, Information Systems, and Health Informatics.

All students must complete each of the following core courses:

CISC 7540 Software Methodology,
CISC 7510 or CISC 7512 Database Systems or Advanced Database Systems,
CISC 7700 Intro to Data Science,
CISC 7302 Computer architecture

Students in the Computation track must complete

CISC 7200 Analysis of Algorithms,
CISC 7221 Theoretical Computer Science,


Students in the Information Systems track must complete:

CISC 7500 Introduction to Management Information Systems,
CISC 7530 IT Project Management


Students in the Health Informatics track must complete

CISC 7450X Computer Applications in Health Sciences
And three courses from Health & Nutrition Sciences

Additional electives courses in CISC 7000 level may be needed to complete the 30 credit requirement.

Courses should be selected in consultation with the program advisor.

As an exit requirement, all students must complete one of the following:

(a) CISC 7990G and a thesis acceptable to the department; no more than 6 credits in thesis research may be counted toward the degree

(b) Pass a written comprehensive examination

Health Informatics track students only may substitute:
(c) CISC 7980G Health Informatics Internship or a research project, with permission of the department chair or designee. The internship is the preferred option for the Health Informatics track.

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.