Graduate Pathway in Computer Science

General

Program Description

INTO CSU’s Graduate Pathway program in Computer Science will prepare you to enter the second year of a master’s degree program at Colorado State University.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of graduate study at Colorado State University. This transition from an INTO Graduate Pathway program to a university degree program is called progression.


Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 35 credit hour degree program
  • 16 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 19 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

  • 35 credit hour degree program
  • 8 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 27 credit hours remaining toward a degree

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
  • Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through internships after completing coursework.

Key course facts

  • Course length: 1-2 Semesters
  • Start dates: 2019: January, August; 2020: August
  • Fees: From $17,060
  • Class hours: 9-12 hours per week
  • Class size: 20
  • Award: The Graduate Pathway in Computer Science leads to Colorado State University's Computer Science MS degree.
  • Course options:
    • 1-Semester
    • 2-Semester

Entry requirements

1-semester

  • Academic requirements: Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or Undergraduate degree having taken the following courses or their equivalent: Foundations in Programming, Object-Oriented Problem Solving, Algorithms and Data Structures, Problem Solving with C++, Computer Organization, Software Engineering, Algorithms—Theory and Practice, Operating Systems, Calculus for Physical Scientists I, Calculus for Physical Scientists II, Matrices and Linear Equations, Introduction to Statistical Methods or Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. 2.75 GPA in math and technical courses.
  • English language requirements: TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 52, Password 7, Completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum of 85% in all graded courses, or IELA 176.
  • Age requirements: 16 years and above.

2-semester

  • Academic requirements: Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, or relevant Science, Math or Engineering discipline, 2.75 GPA in math and technical courses.
  • English language requirements: TOEFL iBT 70, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 48, Password 6.5, Completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum of 75% in all graded courses, or IELA 169.
  • Age requirements: 16 years and above.

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices that are shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Last updated September 2018

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