FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Master's Degree Programs
offered by the Computer and Information Science Department at Brooklyn College

Applying

  1. What are the requirements for the Master's program?
  2. What are the prerequisites for the Master's program?
  3. Can I apply to the program without having completed all the prerequisites?
  4. How do I apply?
  5. What is the deadline to submit my application?
  6. How can I transfer to Brooklyn College as a Master's student?

Financial

  1. What is the cost of attending Brooklyn College?
  2. What financial assistance is there for Master's students?

Classes

  1. What are the start dates for the next semester?
  2. What classes are being offered next semester?
  3. When are classes scheduled next semester?
  4. Which professors are teaching graduate classes next semester?
  5. I have to take some undergraduate classes to complete the prerequisites for the program. Do I have to take these before I take graduate classes?

Answers

Applying

  1. What are the requirements for the program?

    The MA program in Computer Science is 30 credits of graduate classes. The exact requirements are given at:

    http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/courses/acad/program_info.jsp?major=337&div=G&dept_code=22&dept_id=109#337

    The MS program in Information Systems is 36 credits of graduate classes. The exact requirements are given at:

    http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/courses/acad/program_info.jsp?major=320&div=G&dept_code=22&dept_id=109#320

    The programs are designed for students who have a significant undergraduate education in computer science, but it is also possible for students without the required background to take the necessary undergraduate classes. However these undergraduate classes are in addition to the requirements listed above.

  2. What are the prerequisites for the Master's program?

    For the MA program in Computer Science you need to have taken the following classes (Brooklyn College course numbers in brackets):

    For the MS program in Information Systems you need to have taken the following classes (Brooklyn College course numbers in brackets):

    College rules prevent you from needing more than two of these when you are admitted as a matriculated graduate student.

  3. Can I apply to the program without having completed all the prerequisite courses?

    Yes.

    You can be accepted as a matriculated Master's student if you have only 2 or less of the prerequisite courses remaining to complete.

    If you need to complete more than 2 prerequisite courses, then Brooklyn College rules prevent you from being admitted as a matriculated graduate student.

    However, you can apply and be accepted as a non-degree student, complete the prerequisite requirements, and apply to become matriculated in the Master's program.

  4. How do I apply?

    All the information you need to know about application is provided by the Graduate Admissions Office.

    Their information is on the web at:

    http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate.php

  5. What is the deadline to submit my application?

    The formal deadline for Spring admission is November 1st and for Fall admission is March 1st, though we will accept applications that we receive soon after either deadline.

  6. How can I transfer to Brooklyn College as a Master's student?

    First you need to apply to Brooklyn College and be accepted. Information on how to apply can be found here.

    If you are accepted into a program we can look at your prior record and see if there are any courses that are equivalent to courses at Boroklyn College. Such courses can be transfered, up to a limit of 3 courses.

    Please note that you cannot transfer credits that were used towards a previous degree.

    Please also note that you cannot use undergraduate credits for a graduate degree.

Financial

  1. What is the cost of attending Brooklyn College?

    Please see:

    http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/about/offices/bursar/tuition/graduate.php

    for current information on fees.

  2. What financial assistance is there for Master's students?

    In common with most Master's programs, the programs at Brooklyn College have very little financial support to offer incoming students.

    Once you are a student in the program, there are some scholarships available for Master's students at the college.

Classes

  1. What are the start dates for the next semester?

    The dates of the semester are published in the college calendar. You can find this at:

    http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/pub/php/calendar.php

  2. What classes are being offered next semester?

    You can find this information out from the College's online course information system:

    http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/courses/search.jsp

    If information for the semester you are interested in is not in the system, it is because the courses have not yet been scheduled.

  3. When are classes scheduled next semester?

    You can find this information out from the College's online course information system:

    http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/courses/search.jsp

    If information for the semester you are interested in is not in the system, it is because the courses have not yet been scheduled.

  4. Which professors are teaching graduate classes next semester?

    You can find this information out from the College's online course information system:

    http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/courses/search.jsp

    If information for the semester you are interested in is not in the system, it is because the courses have not yet been scheduled.

  5. I have to take some undergraduate classes to complete the prerequisites for the program. Do I have to take these before I take graduate classes?.

    Yes. The course registration system will not allow a student to take Graduate-level courses if the prerequisites have not been completed.