A maximum of six hours in non-CSCE courses and at most three hours of CSCE 798 may be applied toward the degree. CSCE 797 may not be applied toward the degree.
Students who choose the thesis option may substitute 6 hours of thesis preparation (CSCE 799) for electives. In addition, students must complete at least 12 hours in CSCE courses numbered 700 and above, and defend the thesis in a public presentation.
Students who choose the non-thesis option must complete at least 15 hours in CSCE courses numbered 700 and above, and pass a written comprehensive examination offered at the end of Fall and Spring semesters.