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Master of Computer Science

Master of Computer Science

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
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Program Learning Outcomes Graduates awarded the Master of Computer Science will be able to: Solve advanced Computer Science problems. Students will acquire and apply a graduate-level understanding of material in sub-areas of Computer Science. Design and implement complex software systems. Students will demonstrate skill in their design and implementation and function effectively in teams. Effectively communicate to a client and user. Have improved professional opportunities relative to before entering the program. Degree Requirements The professional MCS degree is a terminal degree for students intending to pursue a technical career in the computer industry. To earn the MCS degree, students must successfully complete 30 semester hours of course work approved by the department and following the plan formulated in consultation with the department advisor. The courses must be at the 500 level or above. Areas of concentration for the MCS include algorithms and complexity, artificial intelligence, robotics, compiler construction, distributed and parallel computing, graphics and geometric modeling, operating systems, and programming languages. The professional program normally requires three semesters of study. The MCS degree with a concentration in bioinformatics is for students intending to pursue a technical career in the biotechnology industry. Students learn to integrate mathematical and computational methods to analyze biological, biochemical, and biophysical data. This program requires prior background in computer science, biosciences, and mathematics. To earn this degree, students must successfully complete 40 hours of approved course work meeting departmental requirements. This program normally requires four semesters of study. MCS students are expected to pay full tuition and all fees. No financial assistance will be given to MCS students.