The Cyberinfrastructure Graduate Program Initiative is a collaborative effort between Kentucky State University and the University of Kentucky. The program:
- Offers programs of study toward a Master of Science in Computer Science Technology
- Is designed for students with Computer Science backgrounds as well as those without a background in Computer Science
- Drives the research initiatives in enhancing Cyberinfrastructure through research and education, and
- Has enhanced the quality and excellence of research conducted in our graduate program
The vision for the graduate program is to grow and develop into a Center of Excellence in research and innovation.
The Cyberinfrastructure Graduate Program at Kentucky State University is supported by the KY NSF EPSCoR program via NSF award 0814194.
Please feel free to use the “More Info” form if you have any questions, or would like to discuss your enrollment. You may also e-mail us at CompSci@kysu.edu or call (502) 597-6384.
The M.S. in Computer Science Technology offers two program options:
Students elect to complete either program as ‘Thesis’ or ‘Non-Thesis’. The non-thesis track requires the completion of either 6 hours of COS796 (Project), or 2 additional electives.
Students will be admitted according to one of the following plans:
- Plan A: Students with a Computer Science undergraduate degree may skip the Foundation courses and begin Core courses upon admittance (30 hours total).
- Plan B: Students with a non-Computer Science undergraduate degree are required to complete the Foundation courses (9 hours) before taking Core courses (39 hours total).
All program requirements must be completed within 3 years of initial admission (at full-time status) or 4 years (at part-time status), unless otherwise approved by the Computer science Graduate Student Coordinator.
Both the Cybersecurity and Information Engineering options requires the following Core classes (3 hours each, total of 15 hours):
COS 506: Advanced Programming & Data Structures
COS 515: Advanced Database Management System
COS 536: Software Engineering
COS 570: Advanced Computer Architecture and Software
COS 585: Information Security
The Foundation courses for those with a non-Computer Science undergraduate degree are:
COS 502 – Computer Science Foundation I (Problem Analysis)
COS 503 – Computer Science Foundation II (Discrete Mathematics)
COS 504 – Computer Science Foundation III (Introduction to Programming)
Option-specific information can be found using the links above.
Admission to the graduate program is based on evidence that the candidate has attained a certain minimum level of academic proficiency. Admission requirements include good undergraduate academic standing, transcripts, GRE scores and three (3) letters of recommendation from undergraduate teachers, or current employers if working in the field of technology. Candidates must assume responsibility for providing complete admission data.
Each prospective student must submit a completed and signed application form with a non-refundable fee of $30 USD ($100 for international applicants). The form may be obtained by sending an e-mail request to CompSci@kysu.edu, or completing the “More Info” form.