The goal of the prerequisite phase is to give students the background necessary for starting the graduate program. These prerequisite phase requirements can be fulfilled in one of three ways:
- The student takes the course and earns a grade of B- or higher
- The student takes a Graduate Assessment Exam (GAE) to test out of the course
- The faculty advisor waives the course because of equivalent academic background or work experience.
All students are blocked from enrolling in Graduate Phase courses prior to completing their prerequisites. Students must submit an online Change of Status request (through myCDM) when the Prerequisite Phase is completed to inform the Student Services offices that the block can be removed.
|OR CSC 383 |
|OR an equivalent Linear Algebra course|
|OR SE 456 |
Students must complete 3
graduate level elective courses. Students may choose from GAM courses
in the 420-699 range or courses from the following list:
CDM Open Electives
Students must complete 1
CDM open elective in the range of 420-699.
Students must complete the following courses:
|GAM 690AND GAM 691 |
|OR GAM 499 |
Note Students must register for GAM 690 and GAM 691 in consecutive quarters. A grade will not be assigned for GAM 690 until GAM 691 has been completed.
Note GAM 499 option - 8 credits hours are required