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Online Computer Science Master's 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.

Application Deadline

Winter 2018
Summer 2018

Program Prerequisites

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


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


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.  

*A list of English-speaking nations can be found here.

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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