With this accelerated program, students may obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science combined with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. This combined degree program provides academically talented students an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in a shorter period of time. The BS/MS degree allows you to ‘double-count’ graduate courses toward both degrees, thus reducing the time it would normally take to graduate by a semester or more. The combined-degree program reduces the cost of both degrees and allows you to participate in research and take courses not usually available to undergraduates.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science offers two tracks at the upper division level: the Computer Science track, and the Software Design and Development track. The baccalaureate program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.
The Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science degree provides study in state-of-the-art applications in any of eight different areas of specialization. The program blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops real-world skills applicable to complex problems. It is available in both a Thesis and a Non-Thesis option.
Students who have completed a minimum of 60 hours towards their BS degree in Computer Science and have earned at least a 3.3 GPA on both overall and upper division courses may, upon recommendation from three faculty members, apply for admission in the combined BS/MS program.
Financial aid and Scholarships
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of financial aid opportunities and scholarships to qualified students. The amounts and eligibility requirements of these awards vary depending on the type of award. Merit-based financial assistance is highly competitive, hence, students are encouraged to apply early.
The BS/MS Program has been designed to be a continuous program. Student must meet the degree requirements for both the BS and the MS programs of their choice. Students enrolled in the program may count up to 12 hours of graduate courses as elective credits for both the BS and the MS degree. Students will receive a BS degree and a MS degree on the same date, after requirements for both are completed.