Computer Science Master of Computer Science (M.C.S.)

Requirements and Curriculum


  • A minimum of 35 semester credits covering a breadth of computer science, no more than 8 of which may be at the 400-level.
  • 24 of those credits must be earned at Colorado State University, 21 of which must be earned after formal admission.


The online courses follow a schedule parallel to courses offered on campus, are equivalent to the on-campus courses, are taught by the same CSU faculty, and carry the same academic credit. The curriculum is grouped by the semester courses are offered.




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