University of Colorado - Boulder

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Computer Science


ECOT 311, 530 UCB

University of Colorado, 478UCB

Boulder, CO 80309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Eng., M.S.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

CU-­Boulder offers three graduate computer science degrees: a Master of Science in Computer Science, a Master of Engineering in Computer Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science. The department also offers close interaction with faculty: nearly all computer science courses, including undergraduate courses, are taught by regular, rostered CS faculty rather than by graduate student assistants. The same faculty members are performing world­-class research, and offer many opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to get involved.

Graduate-­level research in several areas makes the program one of the most prominent in the nation. Research areas include: artificial intelligence, computational biology, human-­centered computing, numerical and scientific computing, programming systems, systems and networking and theory of computing.

Research Opportunities

CU-­Boulder is surrounded by a thriving high­tech industry. From well­-known companies such as Oracle, Microsoft and Google, to the national laboratories (NIST, NOAA, NCAR and NREL) and a robust technology start­up culture, the opportunities for internships and jobs for computer science students in Boulder are virtually unlimited.

In addition to the excellent internship and employment opportunities, computer science undergraduates can gain valuable experience through research with expert faculty both within and outside of the department. Motivated students are bound to find a research group working on cutting­-edge topics that they are interested in. Some of the possibilities include: health informatics, cognitive modeling, data mining, computer vision and computer science education.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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