The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Computer Science
Minimum of 43 semester course credits
Applicants to the Interdisciplinary Computer Science Master’s Program must have the equivalent of one year of discrete mathematics and one year of introductory computer science using Java or C++. (Students with only one semester of discrete mathematics may arrange to complete their second semester at Mills, but this credit will not count toward their degree.) Students who have not satisfied this requirement may be considered for the certificate program, with the possibility of transferring to the masters program after successful completion of these courses. Students who are currently in the post-bac certificate program must have a GPA of 3.0 and have earned at least a B in CS 063 Introduction to Computer Science and CS 064 Computer Concepts and Intermediate Programming in order to be eligible for the masters program. Exceptions may be made upon the recommendation of the department.
|CS 111||Computer Architecture||4|
|CS 124||Data Structures and Algorithms||4|
|CS 214||Programming Languages||4|
|CS 232||The Interdisciplinary Computer Science Research Process||4|
|CS 250||Thesis for Degree of Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Computer Science||4|
|Select one additional interdisciplinary course in a discipline related to your prior background or professional interest.||3|
|Select five elective computer science courses, at least three of which must be at the 200 level, from the following:||20|
|Data, Apps, and Analytics in the Cloud|
|Mobile Application Development|
|Theory of Algorithms|
|Theory of Computation|
|Cryptography and Network Security|
|Topics in Computer Science 2|
Other elective courses may be accepted at the discretion of the department.
Check the course descriptions to see which special topics courses will be offered.
Note: For courses offered at both the CS 100 and the 200 level, students enrolled at the 200 level will be required to do additional work in the course.