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MS Computer Science

Course Description

Program Description:

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers a program of graduate study leading to the Master of Science in Computer Science degree. The program balances theory, software, hardware, and practice with degree requirements concentrated in the areas of computer design and analysis. Most courses are offered in the late afternoon to allow practicing computer professionals to enroll in the program on a part-time basis.

Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/degrees-and-programs/catalog/programs/computer-science-ms

Course detail

A student may be admitted to the Master of Science in Computer Science program with the equivalent of an ABET accredited bachelor's degree in computer engineering and satisfaction of the admission requirements as set forth by the Graduate School.

Specific prerequisites for admission to the Master of Science degree program in Science are shown below. Students may be admitted conditionally while making up minor deficiencies.

Students must have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from an accredited institution, with an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 for regular graduate status. Students may be admitted conditionally if they have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 or above and at least a 3.0 grade point average in all courses in items below.

Courses covering computer programming, data structures, theory of computation, digital circuits, computer organization, and operating systems. The material covered in these courses should be equivalent to, respectively, CS 5100, CEG 6350, and CEG 5200 at Wright State University.

Mathematics and science prerequisites: one year sequences in calculus and calculus-based physics, as well as knowledge of linear or matrix algebra, ordinary differential equations, probability, and statistics.

NOTE: The GRE will be waived for students applying for the Master's program in the following cases: a) a person with a Wright State University BS or BA degree from the College of Engineering and Computer Science whose undergraduate GPA is above 3.3, b) a person with a graduate degree in Engineering, Science, or Mathematics from an American institution. The GRE is highly recommended for anyone who is or will be applying for graduate assistantships.

Research/Areas of Expertise:

A steadily increasing number of funded research projects support modern graduate research in such areas as medical image analysis, multimedia systems and applications, biometrics, assistive technologies, soft computing and evolvable hardware, intelligent agents and robotics, data mining and databases, bioinformatics, machine vision, visualization, networking and mobile computing, wireless and internet security, RFID applications, the semantic web, cyber security, and services science.

Recent and current sources of research support include federal agencies, defense agencies, and local industries. Research at Wright State University is not limited to on-campus laboratory facilities. Several industrial laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base laboratories, and the Major Shared Resource Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are involved in joint research efforts with the university. In addition, the new Joshi Research Center and daytaOhio are focal points for new technologies that advance data management solutions and data management innovation.


A wide range of computing systems interconnected via the campus-wide network support all the degree programs in the department. A variety of high-end and special-purpose systems are available for research through the Ohio Supercomputer Center. University and college systems include a variety of servers and workstations running current operating systems including Linux, Mac OS, and Windows. Department facilities provide specialized systems and support equipment tailored to specific curriculum and research areas. These include a Linux-based Operating Systems and Internet Security lab, an Immersive Visualization and Animation Theater lab, and a variety of workstations and personal computers providing software tools for project design and development. The program also has access to one of the most advanced visualization and presentation environments in the nation, the Appenzeller Visualization Laboratory, located in the Joshi Research Center. The Department has laboratories dedicated research in assistive technologies, RFID, vision interfaces and systems, medical image analysis, parallel and distributed computing, evolvable hardware, database systems, data mining, mobile information and communications, software engineering, artificial intelligence, adaptive vision, advanced computer networking, semantic web services oriented computing, scientific workflows, business process management, bioinformatics, and cyber security.

How to apply: http://www.wright.edu/apply

Graduate Scholarships

Wright State University offers several scholarship opportunities to graduate students, including:
• Graduate assistantships
• Tuition scholarships
• Fellowships
• Stipends

Often these awards require the student to serve in an employment-like capacity for the awarding department or college in order to be eligible and maintain eligibility. Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/raider-connect/financial-aid/graduate-scholarships

Visit the MS Computer Science page on the Wright State University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A student may be admitted to the Master of Science in Computer Science program with a bachelor's degree in computer science, or related areas and appropriate experience, and satisfaction of the admission requirements as set forth by the Graduate School.

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