Master of Science
The Master of Science degree classes are offered on-campus, online, or a combination to best suit your needs. Students can begin the program in Summer (June), Spring (January) or Fall (August). The program is designed to be completed in only 14 months if you are attending full time, although we do have part time options available.
The Master of Science program has the following prerequisites for admission, which must be completed before applying:
- Calculus I
- Calculus II
- Linear Algebra
- Two semesters, or a year, of high language programming
Once you have completed the prerequisites you can complete the Graduate Admission application. This requires:
- A completed Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA
- Official transcripts (all)
- Statement of purpose
- Three letters of recommendation
Please note that International students have an application deadline and may require English Proficiency documentation, please visit the International Student page for details.
A student who is currently enrolled in the Graduate College and wishes to change the major area of interest or degree program must apply by completing the online Addition or Change of Program application through the Office of Graduate Admissions website.
International students must be aware they cannot change their program in their first semester.
Non-thesis students complete 33 credit hours, while thesis students complete 30 credit hours. All students complete the core courses for 20 credit hours.
Below is the degree structure:
Pathways to Graduation
Here are some examples of your pathway through the program to graduation.
Cost and Funding
Starting in Fall 2018, students enrolled in the online DSA program, regardless of residency, are charged $985 per credit hour. The total cost of the entire 33 credit hour Master of Science degree is $32,500. The total cost of the entire 15 credit Graduate Certificate is $14,775. This cost is based on current rates and is not a guarantee of future costs.