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The Department of Computer Science is looking for motivated and talented students ready to advance their knowledge, talents, and careers. Our master's and doctoral programs produce outstanding graduates who have gone on to careers in internationally known companies and universities.

Our fields of specialization reflect the interests of our excellent faculty, including big data analytics, computer security and forensics, advanced cyber infrastructures, artificial intelligence, data mining, bioinformatics, computer graphics, distributed and parallel computing, cloud computing, object-oriented technology, and software engineering. Our mission encompasses:


Our research objective is to advance the frontiers of the computer science field. Research directions are shaped, not only by the interests and expertise of the faculty, but by interdisciplinary collaboration partnerships within the campus community.


Our education mission includes providing opportunities for graduate study at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. The M.S. program serves both as a terminal degree for those interested in advanced study for use in business and industry as well as an entryway into the Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. program provides opportunities to develop new knowledge in the field — opportunities that, in some cases, grow out of a perceived need by those in another discipline or campus research group.

The Fountain outside of Campbell Hall. Recent advanced graduates have been hired by universities and such firms as Amdahl, American Airlines, Anderson Consulting, AT&T, Bell Northern Research, Bell South, Boeing, Borland, Cardinal Health, Cisco, DHL, Energen, GE Laboratories, Google, Honda, IBM, Intel, Intergraph, Lockheed, LSI Logic, Lucent, Mas Par, Mentor Graphics, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Electric, Motorola, NYNEX, Oracle, Ricoh, SRI, Sybase, Unisys, United Airlines, Xerox, and other national and regional corporations.

Other graduates are on the faculty at many colleges and universities, including Clemson, Samford, Birmingham Southern, Cal-State Fresno, Miles, Jefferson State, and Florida A&M. A student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery actively involves graduate students.

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We invite you to explore the resources here on this website. If you still have questions that are not addressed here, please contact the MS and PhD program director Chengcui Zhang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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