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Graduate Degrees and Financial Aid

The Department of Computer Science offers programs of study leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Admission to these programs is highly competitive.


Thesis and non-thesis options are available in the program leading to the M.S. degree. A project is required of non-thesis candidates. No language requirement (other than proficiency in English) is mandated.

The doctoral program in computer science is a research degree granted primarily on the presentation of a substantial research achievement. To be admitted to candidacy for this degree, candidates must satisfy the requirements of The Graduate School and pass the qualifying examination. This examination consists of written and oral sections covering breadth in computer science as well as depth in a specific area. Proficiency in a foreign language is no longer required.

Admission and Financial Aid

Graduate students are expected to demonstrate knowledge of computing, competency in scientific applications and mathematical maturity.

Financial assistance is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships and fellowships. Stipends vary depending on the student’s program level and type of support. 

Incoming students: If you seek financial support, fill out this Assistance Application form, scan it and upload to the ApplyYourself website.