M.S. Program Online
As part of University of Hawai`i Online, we offer aspects of our Masters of Science degree online. The information given on our M.S. Program web pages applies to ALN students as well. Please see those pages for information on applying, degree requirements, etc. This page summarizes information relevant to online students.
The MS program is well suited to online learning due to its flexibility. There are no prerequisites between our MS-level courses. The only prerequisites pertain to your undergraduate level training in computer science. Deficiencies in your undergraduate training may be removed via our Online Undergraduate Courses. Once you have removed any deficiciencies you need not worry about the order in which you take our MS courses. We are working towards offering two regular MS courses each fall and spring term, and supporting directed reading and thesis projects in the summers.
Every student's situation will be different: prospective students should contact ICS to design a plan suited for their needs. To illustrate one possible course of study, a student who is able to take only one course at a time can finish in slightly less than three years, including summers, through the following schedule:
|Year||Semester||Type of Course||Credits|
|Summer 1||Directed Reading||3|
|Summer 2||Directed Reading||3|
|Summer 1||Thesis Project||2|
|Summer 2||Thesis Project||2|
|ICS 690 Seminar||1|
(The university requires that thesis credits be taken in the last semesters of study: hence the split-off of one credit into these terms.)