May 24, 2022  
2021-22 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 Graduate Catalog

Computer Science, M.S., ABM Pathway


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Dr. Zhijiang Dong, Program Director
615-904-8428
Zhijiang.Dong@mtsu.edu

The Department of Computer Science offers an Accelerated Bachelors to Masters Pathway in Computer Science corresponding to the Computer Science, B.S.

Admission Requirements


To be eligible a student must

  • have completed 75 undergraduate credit hours;
  • have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at MTSU;
  • have a minimum of two semesters remaining at MTSU; and
  • have an inclusive GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Application Procedures


All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Admission to the ABM Pathway is handled by the ABM Pathway coordinator in the department/program. Once accepted to the Pathway by the coordinator, the student will need to fill out the Accelerated Masters Program Contract.

Program Requirements


The Department of  Computer Science offers two concentrations for Computer Science majors. Students take 6 credit hours from the chart(s) below. Students should consult their undergraduate advisors to ensure they are meeting all requirements for their bachelor’s degrees.

Computer Science Major - Business Applications Concentration
UG Course Number GR Course Number Course Title Hours Major Requirement
CSCI 4300 CSCI 5300 Data Communication and Networks 3 Upper-division CSCI elective
CSCI 4330 CSCI 6330 Parallel Processing Concepts 3 Upper-division CSCI elective
CSCI 4350 CSCI 5350 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3 Upper-division CSCI elective
CSCI 4410 CSCI 5410 Web Technologies 3 Required Major Course
CSCI 4560 CSCI 5560 Database Management Systems 3 Required Major Course
CSCI 4700 CSCI 5700 Software Engineering 3 Required Major Course

 

Computer Science Major - Professional Computer Science Concentration
UG Course Number GR Course Number Course Title Hours Major Requirement
CSCI 4300 CSCI 5300 Data Communication and Networks 3 Upper-division CSCI elective
CSCI 4330 CSCI 6330 Parallel Processing Concepts 3 Upper-division CSCI elective
CSCI 4350 CSCI 5350 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3 Upper-division CSCI elective
CSCI 4410 CSCI 5410 Web Technologies 3 Required Major Course
CSCI 4560 CSCI 5560 Database Management Systems 3 Required Major Course
CSCI 4700 CSCI 5700 Software Engineering 3 Required Major Course

Students must complete the courses in the curriculum with the minimum GPA to qualify for the dual undergraduate/graduate credit. Once courses have been completed, and a student is set to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, then the student can apply to the graduate program using the basic online application form and fee.  No other application materials will be required, but students will need to provide a valid driver’s license and possibly proof of in-state eligibility if needed.

Student Retention and Withdrawal Policies


Withdrawal from the Undergraduate ABM Pathway


Students may withdraw from an ABM Pathway at any time by informing the ABM Pathway coordinator and respective undergraduate program and graduate program coordinators (or designees) in writing of their intent to withdraw. Withdrawal is considered permanent, and a student who withdraws may not reenter the same ABM Pathway.

Dismissal from the ABM Pathway


Students will be dismissed from an ABM Pathway for failure to maintain satisfactory levels of academic progress, which includes

  1. failure to meet the general ABM Pathway guidelines and specific program requirements;
  2. failure to meet an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in any term;
  3. interruption of the undergraduate course of study for more than three terms, without the prior consent of the undergraduate and graduate program coordinators (or designees).

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