M.S. in Computer Science
Ph.D. in Computer Science
The program of study of a Master of Science in Computer Science (MS CS) degree includes advanced courses in computer science that are selected according to the goals of the student. The program of study includes a thesis option, a professional project option, or courses-only option. The program of study of a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Science degree includes advanced courses in computer science and significant scholarly research in computer science, presented in a dissertation.
The department’s core research areas include the following.
- Artificial intelligence
- Computational science
- Human-centered computing
- Software engineering
- Systems & Security
These core competencies support research applications in areas such as bioinformatics, visualization & data science, computer security & forensics, human-computer interactions, robotics, and high performance computing. Faculty, research assistants, thesis students, and dissertation students participate in a wide variety of research projects. Many research projects are multi-disciplinary or multi-specialty in nature.
M.S. in Cyber Security and Operations
The Master of Science in Cyber Security and Operations (MS CYSO) is designed for students who wish to help met the challenges posed by increasing cyber-threats. The Cyber Defense concentration will focus on those aspects of cyber security needed to prepare an enterprise level system to protect itself, while the Cyber Operations concentration will focus on those aspects of cyber security that are needed to operate in the cyber domain. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the program is designed to provide students with a focused education within a broad analytical framework for evaluating, understanding, and solving cyber security problems. Either concentration will allow a thesis or non-thesis option.
Currently, we only offer an online degree in Computer Science at the Master's level.
Starting from Fall 2021, we will be offering Online Degree in Cyber Security at the Master's Cyber Security and Online Degree in Computer Science at the Ph.D. level.
We do not have a separate webpage dedicate for the above mentioned degree at the moment. Please review our page for on-campus to learn more about online degree programs.
Other Graduate Programs
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering participates in the graduate programs administered in other departments.