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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Computer Science with a Specialization in Data Science

Degree Requirements

Minimum requirements for the degree are 48 graduate credits. A maximum of 12 credits taken in non-matriculated status may be applied to this program. Students may be allowed up to 10 transfer credits as described earlier in this Catalog but at least 36 graduate credits must completed at Seattle University. All degree requirements must be completed within six years after course work has begun.


*Students may be waived from one or more of these preparatory courses if they have prior equivalent coursework.

II. Required Courses

22 credits, including:

III. Data Science Specialization Courses

26 credits, including:

Choose one of the following three data science electives (5 credits):

Capstone project (5 credits):


  1. Students with previous comparable course work can waive MATH 5315 and reduce the overall required credits for the degree.
  2. Satisfactory performance (B- or better) in CPSC 5830 is required.
  3. With departmental approval, a graduate research project (CPSC 5990) consisting of at least 5 credits on a topic related to data science can be used in lieu of a data science elective.

Minimum credits required for degree: (48)