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With department approval, a student in the Master of CS or Master of Science in CS degree program can have a Program of Study that includes CS courses taken as a non-degree student, CS-related courses transferred from other departments at IIT, and CS courses transferred from other universities. Combining all sources below, up to 9 credit hours of courses may be transferred. Each course must have been passed with a grade of "B" or better and cannot have been used toward another degree.

CS Dept Courses from IIT

Courses taken from the CS department before starting the Master's program (typically as a non-degree special graduate student) may be transferred to the degree program. Exceptions: CS 200, 201, 401, 402, and 403 cannot be transferred.

Non-CS Dept Courses From IIT

CS-related courses in other departments at IIT can be transferred to the degree program, but only if they appear in the list of approved courses below. The courses can be taken as a CS Master's student, or they may have been taken before starting the CS Master's program (typically as a non-degree student or as a degree-seeking student in another department.)

Students with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science may transfer up to 6 credit hours of non-CS department courses; other students may transfer up to 3 credit hours.

CS Courses from Other Universities

Graduate CS courses taken at other colleges or universities may be transferred to the degree program. Each course to be transferred:

  • Must have been taken at an accredited institution in the U.S.
  • Must have been a graduate-level course (though one may have taken it as an undergraduate student).
  • Must be equivalent to existing 500-level IIT Computer Science or Computer Science Professional courses. (Partial transfer credit may be available for a non-IIT CS course that is equivalent to part of an IIT CS course.)

Course transfers must be explicitly approved by the CS department. Department approval is given on a case-by-case basis and there is no guarantee that a course will be given transfer credit.

Students with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science may transfer up to 6 credit hours of CS courses from other universities; other students may transfer up to 3 credit hours.

Non-CS courses from other universities cannot be transferred.

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CS-Related Transferrable Courses
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Note: The courses below do not count as 500-level CS courses for purposes of the MSCS and MCS coursework requirements.

Applied Mathematics

  • MATH 553, 554, 540, 542, 543, 563, 564, 577, 578, 510, 512, 515, 568, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605.


  • BIOL 550

Chemical Engineering

  • CHE 507, 508, 528, 532, 533, 536, 560.

Students not in the Master of Science in CS/Master of Chemical Engineering dual degree program can only transfer one course.


  • CHEM 513

Civil and Architectural Engineering

  • CAE 523, 534, 573.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • ECE 502, 504, 505, 506, 508, 511, 513, 514, 515, 519, 529, 530, 531, 535, 537, 540, 541, 545, 563, 565, 566, 570, 583, 584, 585, 587, 588.

Mechanical Engineering

  • MMAE 500, 501, 505, 506, 517, 538, 544, 545, 547, 551.

Stuart School of Business

Students in the Master of CS/Business degree program can transfer any advisor-approved 500-level course offered by the Stuart Graduate School of Business for their MBA program. This includes core MBA courses (such as MBA 510, 520, 530, 540, etc.) and elective courses (ACCT, EBUS, ECON, etc). Students not in the MCS/Business program can transfer only the following courses:
  • IM 514 (formerly IM 542)
  • MBA 540
  • MSC 534, 538, 546, 560, 562, 564, 570, 571, 573.

Each 3.6 quarter-hour course transfers as 2.6 semester hours.

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