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 him/her 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 to change your track in MICE. The deadline to change your track is the beginning of your second semester.
Summary of Requirements
Students must complete at least a total of 30 graduate points and must maintain at least 2.7 overall GPA in order to be eligible for the MS degree in Computer Science.
Personalized track requires:
- Breadth courses
- Track Electives
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 points by selecting additional graduate courses; at most 3 points overall may be from "non-CS/non-technical" graduate courses.
Please use the Degree Progress Check to keep track of your requirements.
1. Breadth Requirement
Visit the breadth requirement page for more information.
2. 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 points overall may be from "non-technical" graduate courses.
*Due to a significant overlap in course material, MS students not in the Machine Learning track can only take 1 of the following courses - COMS 4771, COMS 4721, ELEN 4903, IEOR 4525, STAT 4240, STAT 4400/4241/5241 - as part of their degree requirements.
Please direct all questions concerning the MS Personalized Track to Prof. Mihalis Yannakakis.