The Master of Science degree gives you flexibility in defining specialized interdisciplinary fields that meet your professional needs. 

Traditional MS Options

  • Thesis
  • Non-Thesis

Professional MS Options

  • General Track
  • Sub-plan Options

Please visit the Dual Degrees & Interdisciplinary Programs page for more information on a professional master’s offered by the Department of Linguistics that may be of interest for CS students. 

Traditional vs. Professional Masters

If you’re trying to decide between these two programs, here are a few main points of differentiation.

  • A thesis option is available for the traditional MS, but not for a professional MS.
  • More research opportunities available to traditional MS students.
  • Various sub-plan options are available for professional MS students.
  • Professional MS students are not eligible for part-time instructor positions, or for teaching or research assistantships – only hourly appointments..

For the full requirements and rules for each degree, please see their respective degree requirements pages.