The M.S. degree in computer science has two principal objectives. First, the program is intended to provide a technically oriented and scientific post-baccalaureate education to Inland Empire professionals who are motivated either to extend their computer expertise and education or to acquire new technical and scientific skills in the computer science discipline. Second, the program offers students opportunities to study the philosophical and theoretical foundations underlying the discipline. Furthermore, the program provides the students with opportunities to acquire knowledge of contemporary computer hardware and software applications that can be put to immediate use in the Inland Empire marketplace.
The Department of Computer Science operates a number of teaching and research laboratories on campus. These laboratories include: five IBM RS/6000 servers and 14 X-stations with high resolution graphics display monitors; 24 Data General AViiON 310 workstations and one AViiON 4220 server; two Sun SPARC-10 servers with 41 Sun SPARC Classics workstations; 32 Silicon Graphics Indigo workstations; one Challenge Silicon Graphics SMP (4 processors) supercomputer; and a 16-node Intel iPSC hypercube machine. All of these laboratories are connected by networks. There are four laboratories to support the teaching and research of the following areas: software engineering, computer architecture, artificial intelligence, database and knowledge-based systems, distributed and parallel systems, and computer graphics.
In addition to the university's general requirements for admission and/or classification, specific requirements for admission to be classified as graduate status are: an acceptable score on the GRE (advanced test in computer science is strongly recommended), three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose from the student, and either (1) or (2) below:
(2) a baccalaureate degree in a related field and a cumulative GPA of B (3.0) or better with no grade lower than C+ (2.3) in a selection of program preparatory courses in computer science including:
(b) a course in Operating Systems,
(c) courses in hardware, which includes Digital Logic and Computer Architecture, and
(d) courses in Applied Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, and Linear Algebra.
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M.S. Degree Requirements
The M.S. in Computer Science requires 45 quarter credits and is organized as follows: