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Electrical and Computer Engineering

M.S. Plan A: Computer Science

Each M.S. student will have a supervising committee of at least three members appointed. The committee will consist of at least two members of the computer science faculty and at least one non-COSC faculty member.

A total of at least 31 credit hours must be completed. The student must complete a minimum of 27 hours of courses, including the CORE & BREADTH REQUIREMENTS. At least 19 credit hours must be COSC courses. All COSC courses must be at the 5000 level. Courses from other departments, including no more than 6 hours of 4000-level courses, may be included with the approval of the supervising M.S. committee. 

Plan A students are required to formally defend their theses before their supervising committees. All defenses must be open and announced at least two weeks in advance.  The thesis must be distributed to the committee at least two weeks in advance of the defense. If the student does not pass the defense, the committee will instruct the student as to what needs to be accomplished (and by when) to pass.

Summary of Credit Requirements

  • Core: COSC 5110: 3
  • Breadth: theory course, AI course, two systems courses: 12
  • Additional courses: 12
  • Thesis/Dissertation (COSC 5960/5980): 4
  • Other credits (may include courses or COSC 5960/5980): 0
  • Total: 31

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307 766 2279


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