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2014-2015 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Systems Science, M.S.S.S.


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(MSYSC)

The divisional-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.

The degree is a thesis/non-thesis degree requiring a thesis/special project. The MS program offers a concentration in Computer Science, a concentration in Computational Science, and a non-concentration variant. In any case, 37 hours of credit at the graduate level must be earned including a maximum of 12 hours of credit for the thesis, or a maximum of 6 hours for non-thesis project. The curricular requirements include:

  • A core requirement of 9 credit hours with 3 hours in each of the three core areas.
  • For non-thesis option: at least 21 hours with at least 12 hours at the 7000 level or above, exclusive of any type of independent studies credit except for special project credit earned.
  • For thesis option: at least 15 additional hours with at least 3 hours at the 7000 level or above, exclusive of any type of independent studies credit except for thesis research credit earned.
  • Earned credit in the graduate seminar course, CSC 7800 .

The student must submit a written MS thesis/project report and pass the final exam in which the student defends the MS thesis/project in front of the advisory committee.

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