2019-2020 Catalog

Admission Requirements Specific to Graduate Programs in the School of Management (SOM)

Additional Admission Requirements for the School of Management Graduate Programs:

The following graduate degree from the School of Management has specific admissions requirements:

Master of Science Computer Science

1a. Prerequisites may be met with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Computer Systems, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or an ABET accredited program. (or);

1b. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in another field and substantial experience working in the areas of computer programming languages, data management and database design, and OS theory


1c. A Bachelor’s degree in another field with evidence of completion of undergraduate courses or their equivalent in:

  • Equivalency of 10-quarter hour credits at the intermediate level in at least one computer programming language;
  • Equivalency of 5-quarter credits of data management including basic database design and SQL/Queries; and
  • Equivalency of 5-quarter credits of operating systems including OS theory, memory management, IO, and process management.

If students cannot provide evidence of completing these courses or their equivalents, then they must take courses in these areas prior to beginning the program. The credits for those courses will not apply to their graduate degree.

1d. Applicants to the Master’s of Science Computer Science program must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0.

Doctor of Business Administration

Applicant must have a master's degree in the field of Business.

Graduate Certificate

There are no additional requirements beyond the University’s general admission requirements. Upon completion of the graduate certificate program, credits earned may be applied to appropriate graduate degree programs if all other admissions requirements have been met.


Exceptions to this policy may be made by the school dean.