Graduate Programs

The overall mission of the programs (MS in Computer Science and PHD in Computer Science and Engineering) is to prepare nationally and internationally competitive graduates in computer science to meet the needs of the current and future technology era.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.

Our graduates will

  1. Be proficient in the field of computer science by demonstrating success in professional careers and/or graduate studies.
  2. Grow professionally by acquiring new skills in computing and adapting to new technologies, tools, and methodologies to provide innovative solutions to computing problems.
  3. Practice as responsible professionals who are mindful of ethical issues and societal needs that are inherent in the computing field.

MS in Computer Science - Student Outcomes

The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  • Analyze the properties of algorithms, software, and/or computing systems using the theoretical underpinnings of Computer Science
  • Design a computing-based solution and software that contributes to large, multi-layered/multi-machine systems
  • Analyze and design software to solve complex and/or open-ended real-world problems by employing intelligence and learning
  • Develop viable solutions to solve current and emerging problems in multiple fields of Computer Science

PHD in Computer Science and Engineering (Specialization in Computer Science) - Student Outcomes

The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  • Show an ability to conduct independent and creative research that contributes to the advancement of knowledge
  • Demonstrate not only a sufficient breadth of understanding in computer science and engineering but also a significant depth of understanding in their chosen area of research specialization
  • Apply their knowledge and creativity to solve complex problems in the society.