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Computing and Info Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Science Computing and Info Sciences Program for the M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences is designed to build upon a CIS bachelor’s degree program, which has substantial content in software development. Core content for the program emphasizes hands-on software engineering as practiced in this day and time.Additional coursework in software engineering assures depth in one or more subject areas. Experience in the practice of software engineering is emphasized by participation in a “real-world” supervised group project. Overall mastery of the discipline is demonstrated by submission of a master’s thesis.An academic background that includes software development principles and techniques is required for entry into the program. Grades of “B” or above are expected in any preparatory course work taken at UNF.

Programme Structure

  • Networks & Distributed Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Data Modeling & Performance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

1. All but one courses applied to the degree must be completed with a grade of 'B' or better. One course with a grade 'C' is accepted.2. A minimum of 21 credit hours must be taken at the 6000- level in the School of Computing for the Thesis option.3. No more than 6 credit hours taken outside of the School can be included in the degree. 4. No more than 9 credit hours of 5000-level courses can be applied to the degree.5. No more than 6 credit hours of Directed Independent Study can be applied to the degree.6. No more than 3 credit hours of Directed Independent Study can be supervised by the same professor.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    1044 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1044 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    493 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 493 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Jacksonville Beach

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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