The Computer and Information Sciences Department offers a Masters degree
in computer science through the
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).
We also offer advanced certificate
programs in Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis, Biomedical Informatics, and
Masters in Computer Science
Blending the analytical, practical and theoretical, the Master's program in
Computer Science begins with a solid foundation in computing, information and
systems. Students work closely with a faculty in such specialties as
communication and networks, telecommunication network design, object-oriented
databases for large systems, artificial intelligence, data mining, cybersecurity, bioinformatics, information retrieval
systems, and the design and analysis of algorithms.
New York City's status as the world's financial capital, media hub and major
center of the software and website development industry provides graduates of
this program with wide-ranging career opportunities, often facilitated by
internships during the course of study.
Research facilities include
the Informatics & Data Mining Lab, the Wireless Sensor Data Mining Lab, the Networking Lab, and the Robotics & Computer
Vision Lab as well as
an 88-core high-performance computing cluster
and other state of the art equipment and software.
GSAS Computer Science classes are held, with minor exceptions, at the
Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. Most classes start after 4 p.m. for
the convenience of those who work.
Admission: Students with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and an
undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0 are eligible to apply. Students without
adequate previous coursework in Computer Science may be admitted but required
to take additional credits for the degree. For more information, please check
Graduate Admissions Frequently Asked Questions.
Requirements: The Master's Degree requires 30 credits of coursework beyond
the bachelor's degree or 24 credits of coursework and six credits of thesis
research. Core courses include Foundations of Computer Science, Computer
Language Theory, Computer Elements & Architecture, and Database Systems.
Electives include courses in Internet and Web Programming, Bioinformatics,
Cluster Computing and Data Mining. A B-average (3.0) must be maintained
in courses taken for the Master's degree. For more information about
course requirements, check the
detailed MSCS degree requirements.
For more information about this M.S. program, contact:
Dr. Robert Moniot
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Phone: (718) 817-5280
Dr. Yanjun Li
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Phone: (718) 817-0505
or call the CIS Department at: (718) 817-4480
For more information about Master's programs, or for
information about the application process, go to
GSAS Master's Programs.