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If you are taking the comprehensive exams as your culminating experience of the CS Master's program, the format and requirements have changed somewhat under the semester-based catalog.   The course, CS 692 - Capstone Examinations has replaced CS 6901 - Graduate Capstone Experience.
CS 692 is a 3 unit hybrid course, taken CR/NC, which counts towards your 30 units for the Master's, fulfilling the capstone requirement. This course consists of 3 exams, Operating Systems, Advanced Algorithms, and Theory of Computation, mapping to three of the five required courses for the Master's degree. The semester will be spent helping you prepare for the exams. "Attendance/Participation" is not mandatory except for the exams.

To enroll in the course you must (i) have completed ALL admissions prerequisites, including the WST, (ii) have taken all five required courses CS 601, CS 611, CS 621, CS 651, and CS 671, and (iii) have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

NOTE: All students taking CS 692 must be registered in the course.  If you need to take CS 692 more than once, you will need to pay for the units each time. CS 692 can be taken a maximum of three times. If a student is unable to pass all three parts of the comprehensive exam after three attempts, they will, unfortunately, be removed from the program.

If you have any general questions about the MS program, please contact the CS Graduate Coordinator.

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