Graduate Pathway in Computer Science

Do you want to study for a degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout your program.

Curriculum

1-Term Pathway Curriculum

TERM 1 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ALS 162 Academic Reading and Writing (MEng) 3
WR 327 Technical Writing 3
ALS 181 INTO OSU Engineering Success 2
TBD Course in major field to be determined 4
  Total 12

Degree Program Components

  • 45 credit hour program
  • 0 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 45 credit hours remaining toward degree
    NOTE: This program can be completed in 16 months including the Pathway program.

3-Term Pathway Curriculum

TERM 1 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ALS 161 Academic Listening and Speaking (MEng) 3
ALS 162 Academic Reading and Writing (MEng) 3
CS 261 Data Structures 4
CS 321 Theory of Computation 3
  Total 13
TERM 2 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS                  
COMM 218 Interpersonal Communication
WR 121 English Composition 3
ALS 181 English Composition Bridge 2
CS 344 Operating Systems I 3
CS 325 Algorithms and Data Structures                                                4
ALS 181 INTO OSU Engineering Success 2
  Total 16
TERM 3 COURSE TITLE  CREDIT HOURS
WR 327 Technical Writing 3
CS 544 Operating Systems II 4
CS 572 Computer Architecture 4
CS 381 Programming Language Fundamentals 4
  Total 15

Degree Program Components

  • 45 credit hour program
  • 8 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 37 credit hours remaining towards degree

Career Paths

OSU's College of Engineering graduates have gone on to make a vast range of contributions to the world - from teaching, inventing and working for large and small companies, to founding their own firms.

As a graduate of a computer science degree program at OSU, you might find work as a:

  • Applications programmer
  • Computer scientist
  • Computer systems designer
  • Computer programmer
  • Database administrator
  • IT director
  • Microcomputer specialist
  • MIS manager
  • Network administrator
  • Programmer analyst
  • Software engineer
  • System consultant 
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Graduate Pathway in Computer Science

How do I qualify?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 1-Term Pathway 3-Term Pathway
GPA: 3.0 overall OR in final two years of study 2.75 overall AND in final year of study
Undergraduate degree: Computer science major* Relevant engineering discipline*
TOEFL iBT: 80 (18 subscores)  70 (PBT 525)
IELTS: 6.5 (5.5 subscores)  6.0 
Password: n/a
Academic English: Level 6 (B grades in all classes)  Level 5 (C grades in all classes)

*Other engineering degrees may require additional time and coursework. See list of pre-approved undergraduate majors.

Visit OSU's Engineering website for direct entry requirements.

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Graduate Pathway in Computer Science

When can I start?

2018-19 Dates and Prices

2017-18 Dates and Prices 

Program Program Start Dates Tuition
1-Term Pathway: January 2, 2018
March 27, 2018
$11,470


PROGRAM Start Dates Tuition
3-Term Pathway September 13, 2018 $30,900
1-Term Pathway
September 13, 2018
January 2, 2019
March 26, 2019
$11,845
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Graduate Pathway in Computer Science

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the Pathway program and any additional requirements, you can enter an OSU graduate program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

You must meet the following Oregon State University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress to an MEng in Computer Science: 

PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS 1-TERM PATHWAY 3-TERM PATHWAY

Academic Requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all 
    Pathway courses and
  • C (or Pass) or higher grades 
    in all Pathway courses

  • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 
    90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and
  • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all 
    Pathway courses and
  • C (or Pass) or higher grades
    in all Pathway courses

Language Requirements:

  • B or higher in ALS 162 and WR 327 or
    TOEFL iBT 91 (18 subscores) or IELTS 7.0

  • B or higher grades in all English 
    language courses or
  • TOEFL iBT 91 (18 subscores) or
  • IELTS 7.0 

What are my degree options after completing the INTO Pathway?

The INTO OSU Graduate Pathway in Computer Science is designed to provide a route to the Oregon State University MEng degree program in Computer Science.

How will an INTO OSU Pathway and an OSU degree program prepare me for success after my studies?

We contribute top talent to the job market-new engineers who have had entrepreneurial and commercialization experience during their years studying at OSU. These men and women graduate work-ready, prepared to contribute to the economy, and impact the world.

The College of Engineering's research spans across several disciplines and is focused in these strategic areas:

  • Renewable energy
  • Integrated microsystems design and manufacture
  • Information technology
  • Sustainable infrastructure technology
  • Biomedical technology
  • Intelligent manufacturing
  • Geographical information systems
  • Micro-scale systems for toxic waste cleanup
  • Cooling technologies for portable electronic devices
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