The MS Personalized track is for students who want to study the areas of Computer Science that are not covered by one of the other tracks. Prior to selecting the Personalized track, you must consult a CS faculty member who agrees to be your advisor and agrees to oversee your program. This should happen in your first semester so that you can plan an appropriate and coherent course of study for the following two semesters. Retroactive approvals for the Personalized track in your second or third semester will not be considered. Also, please note that minor changes to existing tracks are not considered for the Personalized track.
How to select a Personalized track:
1) Arrange with a faculty member in the CS Department to be your advisor, and consult with your advisor
to plan your course of study in your first semester .
2) Finalize the plan by the beginning of your second semester.
3) Email the Program Plan to Remi Moss, and she will change your track in MICE. Deadline to change your track is the beginning of your second semester.
1. Overall Requirements
Students must complete at least a total of 30 graduate credits.
Fulfill the 12-point core requirement.
At least 6 points of 6000-level graduate courses selected from Computer Science and/or related areas together with your faculty advisor.
Students using previous courses to fulfill core requirements may complete the 30 graduate credits by selecting additional graduate courses; at most 3 credits overall may be from "non-technical" graduate courses.
2. Core Courses
For the 12-credit core requirement, students take four courses from the following six:
COMS W4115 Programming Languages & Translators
COMS W4118 Operating Systems
COMS W4156 Advanced Software Engineering
CSOR W4231 Analysis of Algorithms
COMS W4701 Artificial Intelligence
COMS W4824 Computer Architecture (same as CSEE W4824 Computer Architecture)
Core courses may be imported from another institution.
3. Track Courses
Advisor-approved 30-point program. At least 6 points of 6000-level graduate courses selected from Computer Science and/or related areas together with your faculty advisor. At most 3 credits overall may be from "non-technical" graduate courses.
Please direct all questions concerning the MS Personalized Track to Prof. Mihalis Yannakakis.
Candidates preparing for graduation should submit a completed application for degree to the Registrar's Office and submit a track graduation form to C.S. Student Services (an example of a completed form is available here).
Last updated on October 23, 2009