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M.S. - Computer Science Requirements

M.S. - Computer Science

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. The bachelor’s degree final cumulative GPA must be at least a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, otherwise a graduate entrance exam may be required. The candidate’s work history, references, and other personal qualities and characteristics will be considered as well if the GPA requirement is not met.

Recommended Application Deadlines

Fall 2018 
July 9, 2018

Spring 2019
November 19, 2019

Summer 2019
April 8, 2019

Program Prerequisites

The Master of Science – Computer Science program requires the following prerequisite courses (or the equivalent from an accredited school):

  • Discrete Mathematics (MATH 320)
  • Introduction to Computer Science (COMP 111)
  • Object-Oriented Data Structures & Algorithms I (COMP 121)
  • Fundamentals of Operating Systems (COMP 323)

Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. The Program Chair will determine, on an individual basis, course prerequisite requirements upon review of the student’s completed undergraduate courses, work experience, or demonstrated competency in Computer Science.

Entrance Exam

GMAT/GRE

This may be 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 & TOEFL IELTS

Prospective students must demonstrate English Language Proficiency. The requirement is met through any of the following:

  • The applicant is a citizen of a country where English is the official language.*
  • The applicant has received a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution located in an English-speaking country in which the courses were taught in English.*
  • The applicant has earned appropriate scores on language proficiency exams taken within the last two years, as listed in the Academic Bulletin.  

*For more information about English proficiency, including a list of English-speaking nations, please visit our International Students section.

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