Culminating Experience

CULMINATING EXPERIENCE – 3 credits

Complete 1 of the following options:

CSIT-698 Master's Thesis 3
Prerequisites: Departmental approval. Special fee. Independent research project done under faculty advisement. Students must follow the MSU Thesis Guidelines, which may be obtained from the Graduate School. Students should take CSIT 699 if they don't complete CSIT 698 within the semester. Students must work with a faculty mentor through an independent study on such projects. Offered in Spring, Fall and Summer sessions.

Students must have a 3.3 or higher in the required core courses to register for the Thesis.
Submit completed Thesis Original and one copy to the Graduate Office.
See Thesis Guidelines.

OR

CSIT-697 Master's Project in Computer Science 3
Prerequisites: Completion of the computer science required core courses and permission of graduate coordinator. Special fee. Analysis of a significant problem related to computing and design of a solution. Where appropriate, implementation and testing as well as documentation of the solution. 3 hours lecture. Students must work with a faculty mentor through an independent study on such projects. Offered in Spring, Fall and Summer sessions.

OR

CSIT-696 Literature Survey in Computer Science 3
Prerequisites: Departmental approval. Significant investigation of an area of computing research or practice, culminating in the creation of a comprehensive survey or tutorial. Surveys summarize and organize research results in a novel way that integrates and adds understanding to work in the field by classifying existing literature,developing a perspective on the area, and/or evaluating trends. A tutorial paper organizes and introduces work in the field by emphasizing the basic concepts of a field and providing concrete examples that embody these concepts. 3 hours lecture. Experience is offered only in Spring semester in a course format.