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Title: Computer Science Graduate Studies in U of Memphis


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Computer Science Graduate Studies in U of Memphis
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Why graduate school?
  • To broaden and deepen your skills
  • To open up more future opportunities
  • To get more competitive in the job market
  • To command a higher salary
  • Median salary for programmers
  • Bachelor 55,000
  • Masters 65,000
  • (Source www.payscale.com, Oct 12, 2005)

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Graduate CS in U of Memphis
  • We offer
  • Masters and Ph.D. degrees about Computer Science
  • MS degree in E-commerce
  • MS degree in Bioinformatics

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Graduate CS in U of Memphis
  • Exciting research in various fields
  • Bio-inspired Computing and Bioinformatics
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Security
  • Database and Data Mining
  • Software development and engineering

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Graduate CS in U of Memphis
  • Outstanding curriculum
  • Excellent teachers with solid technical and
    research background
  • Instructors from industrial field with practical
    experience
  • Depth and breadth requirements

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Admission requirements Masters Program in
Computer Science
  • Basic requirement
  • GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL scores (if youre a non-native speaker)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (in a 4.0 scale)

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Pre-requisites Masters Program in Computer
Science
  • Require courses in Computer Science and
    Mathematics
  • In Mathematics
  • Calculus I
  • Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Maths

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Pre-requisites Masters Program in Computer
Science
  • In Computer Science
  • Intro to programming
  • Data structures
  • Advanced Data Structures
  • Intro to Algorithms
  • Computer Organization
  • Principle of Programming Languages
  • Operating Systems

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Pre-requisites Masters Program in Computer
Science
  • Admission still possible if 2 courses short
  • But required to take those courses in the
    first/second semester after admission
  • These courses cannot used to fulfill degree
    requirements

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Requirement for graduation Masters in Computer
Science
  • 34 credits
  • 11 courses 1 credit of COMP 7950 (Computer
    Science Seminar)
  • Required courses
  • COMP 6601 (Models of Computation)
  • COMP 7950 (Computer Science Seminar) Must be
    taken at the second semester
  • A project (COMP 7980) or Thesis (COMP 7996)
    course

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Requirement for graduation Masters in Computer
Science
  • Area requirement
  • Courses are divided into areas like
  • Computer Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Systems
  • Databases
  • Students are required to take 2 courses each in 3
    of these areas

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Admission requirements Masters in Bioinformatics
  • Masters/PhD degree in biological sciences
  • GRE scores
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • TOEFL scores for non-English speaking students

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Prerequisites Masters in Bioinformatics
  • Course requirements
  • Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Biochemistry I and II
  • Mathematics
  • Calculus I and II
  • Discrete Math
  • Linear algebra

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Prerequisites Masters in Bioinformatics
  • Course requirements
  • Computer Science
  • Introduction to programming
  • Data Structures
  • Advanced Data Structures

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Requirement for graduation Masters in
Bioinformatics
  • 33 credit hours, including
  • 9 hours of life sciences
  • 3 hours of statistics
  • 12 hours of Computer Science core courses
  • 6 hours of Computer Science Elective
  • Thesis

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Masters in Electronic commerce
  • A parallel focus on Computer Science and commerce
  • Pre-requisites Calculus I, Discrete Math,
    Management, Marketing, some programming language
  • Degree consists a mixture of CS and business
    courses

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Admission requirement Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • Basic requirement
  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL scores (if youre a non-native speaker)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (in a 4.0 scale)
  • Pre-requisites requirement same as Masters degree

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Requirements for graduation Ph.D. in Computer
Science
  • 72 credits
  • 36 credits if you have an approved Masters degree
  • Qualifying exam within the first 2 years
  • At least 2 areas of coursework
  • Comprehensive exam and dissertation proposal
  • Dissertation defense

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Application procedure
  • Electronic application available at
    http//academics.memphis.edu/gradschool/elecapplic
    .html
  • Application fee 35 for domestic students, 60
    for international
  • Deadlines
  • Spring 2006 December 1st
  • Summer 2006 May 1st
  • Fall 2006 July 1st

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Fees
  • Fees as of 2005-06
  • In-state 338 per credit
  • Out-of-state 431 per credit

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Financial aid/assistantships
  • Financial aid is available!
  • 25 of our students are supported by graduate
    assistantships in the department
  • Another 25 are supported by graduate
    assistantships from other departments/unit in the
    University
  • Include tuition and salary
  • Teaching, labs management and/or research
    assistance
  • Other fellowships also available

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