Computer Science Graduate Programs - College of Engineering & Natural Sciences

Computer Science Graduate Programs

The Tandy School of Computer Science maintains a world-class reputation in strategic areas of study for computer science, including cyber security, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and bioinformatics. In addition, our faculty provide students with a broad base of knowledge in computing which equips students for opportunities in industry, government, or academia.

The Tandy School of Computer Science offers graduate-level degree programs, M.S. in Computer Science, Ph.D. in Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering.

M.S. and Ph.D. students in the Tandy School of Computer Science are engaged in many innovating and high-impact research projects. As a result of this research, students enjoy opportunities at conferences and meetings to network and interact with other professionals in their field.

Graduate students not only build expertise in their specialty area but also develop essential professional and leadership skills. An emphasis on team-oriented scholarly research and individualized advising creates an environment conducive to cultivating skills in scholarly writing and presentation, grantsmanship, project and team management, teaching, and student mentorship. This approach provides a foundation for career success as a graduate of the program.

  • Program Learning Outcomes

    Master of Science in Computer Science

    1. Possess a thorough and in-depth understanding of at least three foundational areas of Computer Science including machine learning, networks and network security.
    2. Ability to apply theoretical findings by individually implementing several large projects.
    3. Demonstrate research skills and problem-solving professional behavior in project development, design, and implementation.

    Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

    1. Specialize in solutions and techniques from the discipline’s foundational areas by successfully completing comprehensive exams in 4 of the following areas: Algorithms, Databases, Programming languages, Artificial Intelligence, Scientific Computing, Graphics, Systems, Software Engineering, and Information Insurance/computer security.
    2. Contribute to the body of knowledge in Computer Science topics by completing scholarly papers which are publishable in peer reviewed journals.
    3. Demonstrate research skills and professional behavior consistent with the computer science scientific community.

     

  • Degree Options

    Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Track, M.S

    Prepares students for careers in a wide range of industries. Students take advanced courses in theory and applications.

    Computer Science, Non-Thesis Option, M.S.

    Prepares students for careers in a wide range of industries. Students take advanced courses in theory and applications.

    Computer Science, Thesis Option, M.S.

    Allows students to obtain a breadth of knowledge in computer science by taking advanced courses in theory, application and current research.

    Computer Science, Ph.D.

    Obtain a depth of knowledge in an area of interest by focusing on courses in that area, conducting independent research and producing scholarly work.

    Computer Engineering, Ph.D.

    Obtain a depth of knowledge in an area of interest by focusing on courses in that area, conducting independent research and producing scholarly work.

  • Professional Opportunities

    A graduate degree in computer science prepares students for a careers in design and development, analysis, and management. Students who graduate from this program can expect to find careers in the following fields :

      • Software Engineer
      • Computer Systems Engineer
      • Computer Network Architect
      • Computer Scientist
      • Data Scientist
      • Computational Scientist
      • Professor of Computer Science
  • Application Requirements

    To be considered for graduate admission, the following items must be submitted to the Graduate School:

    • A completed Graduate School application
    • Statement of Purpose (admission essay)
    • 2 – 3 letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your academic potential.
    • Official or unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
    • GRE General Test results
    • $60 application fee
    • International students who studied at a university outside of the U.S. will also need to submit TOEFL or IELTS results

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