Graduate Global Student Success Program: Computer Science

The Graduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP) in Computer Science is designed to give you the skills to succeed in your graduate degree program. The program offers study skill and research classes as well as for-credit classes in your chosen degree.

Your Pathway to Florida Atlantic University

Bachelor's Degree

Master's Degree



Two semesters


January or August

Program benefits:

  • Florida Atlantic University student from day one
  • No GRE required for admission
  • Earn 9 academic credits toward your FAU master's degree
  • Small class sizes and additional student support provided

Graduate GSSP: 2 Semesters - Sample Program

Semester 1 Course title Credits

NAV 101


Navigating the Graduate GSSP




NAV 102

Academic Communication for Graduate Students


EGN 5930

(Special Topics) Analytical Methods in Engineering



Total FAU semester credits


Semester 2 Course title Credits

NAV 103


Research for Graduate Students




NAV 104

Intercultural Issues for Graduate Students


EGN 5930

(Special Topics) Experimental Methodology



Discipline Specific 5000/6000 Level Course



Total FAU semester credits





FAU graduation requirements

Total credits required for the below FAU degrees:

  • MS Computer Engineering: Thesis 30 credits/Non-thesis 33 credits
  • MS Computer Science: Thesis 30 credits/Non-thesis 33 credits
  • MS Electrical Engineering: Thesis 30 credits/Non-thesis 33 credits
  • MS Information Technology and Management: 33 credits
  • MS in Computer Engineering and MS in Computer Science with a minor in Business: 36 credits

Program information

Progression requirements:

  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 
  • no grade below B
  • minimum number of credits: 9

* Specific prerequisite requirements may vary for each FAU degree program. 

Entry to master's degree program at FAU

Upon successful completion of the Graduate GSSP, you will progress to one of the following master's degree programs:

  • MS, Computer Engineering
  • MS, Computer Science
  • MS, Computer Science with a Minor in Business
  • MS, Electrical Engineering
  • MS, Information Technology and Management


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