Accelerated MS Program in Computer Science
This program will offer undergraduate students at Fordham College at
Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center and Fordham College of
Professional and Continuing Studies the opportunity to undergo an
accelerated 5 year program of study
culminating in a Masters of Science degree in Computer Science.
A student can be admitted to the program in the fall semester of his/her
senior year. In addition, to his/her undergraduate course requirements, a
student must take two graduate courses in his/her Senior year. The graduate
courses taken in the senior year can be counted towards the completion of the
undergraduate degree. The student must then take four graduate courses the
first semester after completion of the undergraduate degree, and four the
second semester, to qualify of the MS degree.
An undergraduate student interested in the accelerated program should speak
with the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies of the Computer and Information
Science Department in the Spring of his/her Junior year or the Fall of the
Senior year. Students with a GPA of 3.2 or better are eligible for the
program. Upon acceptance to the program, the student will be admitted to
the Graduate School as an accelerated MS student. GRE scores will be waived
for accelerated admissions.
The student must take two graduate CS courses in his/her Senior year.
These two courses are to be chosen from the graduate courses offered
that year on the advice of the Associate Chair. At least one course should
be a graduate core course (CSGA5100, CSGA5200, CSGA6200 or CSGA6325).
The remaining Senior year graduate course, and eight subsequent graduate
courses, must be selected according to the rules of the MS program in
Computer Science. The courses taken in Senior year can be counted towards
completion of the student's undergraduate degree requirements and also
towards completion of the MS requirements.
Dr. Gary M. Weiss
(718) 817-0785, Room JMH 308A at the Rose Hill Campus
Dept. of Computer and Information Science
(718) 817-4480, Room JMH 340 at the Rose Hill Campus