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California State University, Long Beach

Computer Engineering & Computer Science (CECS)

Advancement to Candidacy, M.S. Computer Science, Both Options

Students applying for advancement to candidacy must:
  1. have completed all undergraduate deficiencies with grades of "C" or better;
  2. have attained an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0;
  3. have completed at least 9 units of required courses applicable to the degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 for the completed units;
  4. have fulfilled the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR); and
  5. have their program of studies approved by the CECS department graduate advisor.

*Note: Any deviation of coursework listed on completed Advancement to Candidacy form should be reported using Change of Program form.

Filing For Advancement to Candidacy

  1. Complete Advancement to Candidacy form. Form must be typed.
  2. Print form.
  3. Print unofficial transcript — access from your MyCsulb.
  4. Submit form with unofficial transcript to your Graduate Advisor for approval.



*Note: although every effort is made to keep this Web site up to date, you should also consult the printed catalog for official information and program requirements, which may vary depending on the year you enter(ed) the program.

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Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)

Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)

New: An online Master of Science in Engineering Management is now offered through the College of Engineering and College of Continuing and Professional Education.