GW's Department of Computer Science offers a Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science, as well as two professional degrees (applied scientist and engineer) and a graduate certificate in computer security and information assurance. Our graduate students choose from among numerous focus areas, including: Algorithms and Theory; Computer Architecture, Networks, Parallel and Distributed Computing; Computer Security and Information Assurance; Database and Information Retrieval Systems; Machine Intelligence and Cognition; Multimedia, Animation, Graphics and User Interface; and Software Engineering and Systems.
Our doctoral students conduct cutting-edge research with world-class faculty, have access to collaborative opportunities unique to the Washington, D.C., area and benefit from the superb cultural and intellectual experience that the campus and program provide. For more information, visit our doctoral degree program of study.
Our master's students learn excellent skills at the forefront of computing, get individualized attention from world-class faculty and benefit from evening classes that accommodate the schedules of those who are working professionals. Students may choose a thesis or non-thesis option. Additional details are available at our Master of Science degree program.
Those who would like to pursue a graduate certificate will acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills in cyber security—a field of ever-increasing importance to national security, the economy, and individual users—and can transfer all their certificate courses to the M.S. program if they decide to get a master's degree. All certificate courses are offered after 6 p.m. to accommodate the schedules of working students. To learn more, go to graduate certificate in computer security and information assurance.
The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.