Department of Computer Science, Graduate

Purpose and Goals

The Master’s degree programs prepare graduate students for positions in industry and research. Master’s degree graduates are also provided with a foundation for continuing their doctoral studies in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems.

The primary objectives of the programs are to:

  1. Address the critical shortage of professionals in Computer Science and Information Technology in Texas and the nation;
  2. Provide an avenue for computer professionals in the industry to upgrade their professional skills; and
  3. Prepare graduates to pursue a terminal degree in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems.

A student with a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than computer science must possess a computer science background equivalent to the following PVAMU courses before being admitted:

MS in Computer Science Program:

COMP 2310Discrete Structures3
COMP 2319Computer Organization3
COMP 2336Data Structures3
COMP 3305Analysis of Algorithms3
MATH 2414Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4

MS in Computer Information Systems Program:

COMP 1122Computer Science Lab II1
COMP 1337Computer Science II3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH 2413Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 3302Probability and Statistics3
One Business Elective3

The Two-C Rule

A maximum of two “C” grades in graduate courses (or six SCH) will be accepted toward the graduate degree