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M.S. Computer Science - MSCS Degree Program

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Admission Requirements

The admission process reflects Franklin University’s efforts to clearly identify the performance standards that can help predict student success in graduate level study. The selection criterion for Franklin’s graduate programs, as determined by faculty, emphasizes academic ability, contributory work experience, and personal qualities and characteristics.

Requirements for admission include having earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Otherwise a graduate entrance exam will be required. The candidate’s work history, references, and other personal qualities and characteristics will be considered as well. 

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Application Deadline

Winter 2016
Nov 23, 2015
Summer 2016
Mar 21, 2016

Program Prerequisites

Master of Science - Computer Science will determine, on an individual basis, prerequisite requirements, upon the review of the applicant's bachelor's degree courses, work experience, or demonstrated competency in Computer Science.  Course prerequisites include Discrete Mathematics (MATH 170),  Database Management (COMP 281), Introduction to Computer Science (COMP 111), Object-Oriented Data Structures & Algorithms I (COMP 121), Object-Oriented Data Structures & Algorithms II (COMP 311), Operating Systems (COMP 203), and Computer Network Systems (COMP 204), or the equivalent from an accredited school.  Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

For more information, see the M.S. - Computer Science course descriptions.

Entrance Exam


This is only a requirement for applicants that earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a GPA below 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).

English Language Testing


If you are not a U.S. citizen, not a citizen of a primarily English-speaking country, or did not earn your undergraduate degree in a primarily English-speaking country, you will need one of the following TOEFL or IELTS scores.

(Test of English as a Foreign Language)

550 or higher 213 or higher 79 or higher

(International English Language Testing System)
6.5 or higher

For more information on international student admission requirements, please view the Office of International Services & Programs admissions requirements page.

Degree & Residency Requirements

Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year and we provide options that allow you to select from several dates each trimester to begin coursework.

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