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The Department offers graduate programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Students typically complete the M.S. within 21-30 months of enrolling in the program. The Ph.D. is typically completed within 36 months of the M.S. degree.

A. THE MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Completion of the M.S. degree assures that students will have acquired basic knowledge and be proficient in a specialty. This is accomplished through completion of a required core curriculum, advanced graduate courses chosen by students in consultation with their advisors and graduate committeesSee Appendix I from a wide selection of offerings, and by participation with their advisors as co workers in research.

Today, from M.S. graduates, a wide choice of professionally satisfying work exists in private industry, the consulting field, and the many government agencies. A student is eligible to advance to the Ph.D. I level after they have successfully completed all requirements for the M.S. degree. Students holding M.S. degrees from institutions other than CSU may be directly admitted into the Ph.D. program. These students follow the normal application procedures to our program.


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