Program Description

Graduate Program Description

The department offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in computer science. The program is designed to accommodate students seeking a terminal MS degree or preparation for entering a PhD program.

The degree program is designed to be completed in four semesters and offers three routes to completion – a thesis track, a project track, and a coursework track.  Students participating in the thesis or project track will become involved in research within the department.  Current areas of research focus are computer and network security, digital media, mobile computing, imaging, and computational biology.

Students in the program may apply to participate in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Track in Structural and Computational Biophysics.  On successful completion of this track, a student will earn an MS degree in computer science (thesis option) with a Certificate in Structural and Computational Biophysics.

The MS program enrolls approximately eight to ten new students a year into the program from a diverse set of undergraduate institutions. Support mechanisms to assist in the cost of education include teaching and research assistantships as well as tuition scholarships.

Current information on the graduate program and links to faculty interests can be accessed on the Web at