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The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science offers students with strong undergraduate background in a technical computing discipline an opportunity to increase their technical expertise and to complement that expertise with fundamental business concepts related specifically to information technology. By increasing students' knowledge in high demand areas, such as network security, web services, software development on multiple platforms, human-computer interaction, mobile computing, and data warehousing, graduates of this program will be well-prepared to succeed in a very competitive job market. A year-long, six-credit hour Master's Project will give students an opportunity to apply their knowledge. Graduates of this program will:
Full-time students with no deficiencies can expect to complete this program in two academic years.
Candidates for the M.S. in Applied Computer Science should meet the following requirements:
Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be admitted provisionally.
The Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems reserves the right of final decision in accepting students to graduate degree candidacy in the department. Criteria for admittance to the program and acceptance to degree candidacy may include academic qualifications and performance, letters of recommendation, number of applicants, and available resources.
A member of the graduate faculty of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems will serve as the major advisor. The signature of the major advisor will be required on the Approved Program Form. The advisor must approve any changes to the student's Approved Program.
The comprehensive examination will be scheduled, administered, and evaluated by members of the graduate faculty in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems. The degree candidate must pass all portions of the examination.
Thirty-three hours of graduate credit are required for completion of the M.S. in Applied Computer Science, with at least 16 hours at the 600-level.
|44-542||Object Oriented Programming||3|
|44-560||Advanced Topics in Database Systems||3|
|44-563||Developing Web Applications and Services||3|
|44-618||Project Management in Business and Technology||3|
|44-623||Information Technology Management||3|
|44-663||Application Development in C#.NET||3|
|44-664||Human Computer Interaction||3|
|44-696||Directed Graduate Project||6|
|Advisor Approved Elective||3|
|Total Credit Hours||33|
For more information about this program, contact
Dr. Merry McDonald
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468